The Beauty Queen of Leenanne

Darkly comic, deeply poignant and acted to perfection, Joe Hill-Gibbins’

knockout revival of Martin McDonagh’s 1996 portrayal of rural Irish

stagnation returns (predominantly recast) for another well-deserved season.

Rosaleen Linehan reprises her role as the malevolent mother from hell –

emptying her chamber pot down the kitchen sink and doing her utmost to

scupper the last chance of her 40 year old daughter Maureen (Derbhle Crotty)

to find happiness with Frank Laverty’s gentle Pato, whilst his bored younger

brother Ray (Johnny Ward) stomps around in frustration at the limitations of

Connemara life.

Cruel, black, bitterly funny – and not to be missed.

Young Vic, The Cut, SE1 8LZ
0207 922 2922
Tube: Southwark/Waterloo
Untill September 3
£10 – £29.50

– Louise Kingsley