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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

OPEN 03/09/2021 - 02/10/2021

Venue Name: MINERVA THEATRE, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester

Venue Postcode: PO196AP


Credits: By Martin McDonagh

Box Office phone number: 01243781312

Societies: Chichester Festival Theatre (professional)

Directed by Rachel O’Riordan
A co-production with Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

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 of this darkly comic, award-winning play by Martin McDonagh, whose work includes the films Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and In Bruges; and the plays The 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) and TV’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).

The production will be designed by Good Teeth Theatre, with lighting designed by Kevin Treacy, music and sound designed by Anna Clock, and casting by Sam Stevenson. Suitable for ages 14+

The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a co-production with Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, where it will play immediately following its Chichester run, from 9 October – 6 November.

At Chichester, the production is sponsored by ITD Consultants.

ChichesterMartin McDonaghMinerva TheatreProfessional

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MINERVA THEATRE, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester
South East , PO196AP


Open from 03/09/2021 to 02/10/2021

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