The Beauty Queen of Leenane (2004)

This was produced by York Theatre Royal in association with Pilot Theatre and was directed by Marcus Romer


Hailed as one of the best plays of the last fifty years, this is McDonagh's first play. It took the theatrical world by storm enjoying critical and popular acclaim in the West End and on Broadway, winning four Tony Awards.


Old Mag Folan and her spinster daughter Maureen live together in the hills of Connemara. Each day begins a fresh stage in their battle of wits - attack and counteract, each triumphant in their small victories. When aging and manipulative Mag interferes with Maureen's final chance of love, she gets more than she bargained for in this darkly comic tale.