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.Performers Eileen Pollock (Mag), Connor Byrne (Pato), Andrew Macklin (Ray), Cate Hamer.
Author Martin McDonagh. Corporate Sponsor Allied Irish Bank. Producer Watford Palace Theatre. Director Kirstie Davis. Design Jess Curtis. Lighting Natasha Chivers.