McDonagh's first play. 1996 Writers' Guild Award Winner - Best Fringe Theatre Play. Set in a small cottage in the mountains of Connemara, The Beauty Queen of Leeane
tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her forties and Mag, her manipulative, ageing mother. When Mag interferes in Maureen's first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship, she sets a chain of events in motion that lead inexorably towards the play's terrifying denouement. Contains scenes of an adult nature. Contains strong language, sexual references and scenes of violence. Suitable for 15 years +Performers Geraldine Hughes (Maureen Folan).
Author Martin McDonagh. Producer Lyric Belfast. Director Richard Croxford.