The Beauty Queen of Leenane on Friday 3rd - Friday 17th September 2021
In the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, Maureen Folan – a plain, lonely woman, tied to her manipulative and ageing mother, Mag – comes alive at her first and possibly last prospect of a loving relationship. But Mag has other ideas; and her interference sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s breathtaking conclusion.
Rachel O’Riordan directs a major revival ofthisdarkly comic, award-winning play by Martin McDonagh, whose work includes the films Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and In Bruges; and the playsThe Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Hangmen.
Ingrid Craigie plays Mag. Her many credits include Sweet Bird of Youth (CFT), The Cripple of Inishmaan (West End/Broadway) andTV’s Roadkill. Kwaku Fortune (Line of Duty, Normal People) makes his Chichester debut as Ray.
Rachel O’Riordan is Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and formerly of Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre. Her directing credits include Tanika Gupta’s adaptation of A Doll’s House (Lyric) and the Olivier Award-winning Killology (Sherman/Royal Court).
Suitable for ages 14+
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