The Beauty Queen of Leenane


Date: 2 to 19 August

Time: 7.30-9.15pm | Sat 2-3.45pm, 7.30pm

Venue address:
Pam Golding Theatre, Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

The details

The Beauty Queen of Leenane, is a darkly comic tale about the turbulent, dysfunctional, and often savage relationship between mother and daughter, Mag and Maureen Folan. It is written by the acclaimed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Hangmen) and is the recipient of four Tony Award nominations,

The play centres around the life of Maureen, an unmarried middle-aged woman, as she cares for her ailing mother Mag, and tries to find love. When the two brothers enter, we are set on a path to the play’s thrilling conclusion. Interspersed with romance and humour, this psychological thriller is set to have audiences on the edge of their seats.

Multi-award winner Charmaine Weir-Smith (The Train Driver) directs a stellar cast starring Jennifer Steyn (Recipes for Love and Murder, The Inconvenience Of Wings) as Mag, Julie-Anne McDowell (The Revlon Girl, Couplet) as Maureen, Bryan Hiles (Sweeney Todd, Cabaret) as Pato and Sven Ruygrok (Spud, Abraham Lincoln) as Ray.

The production is designed by multiple award-winning designers Greg King (set) and Denis Hutchinson (lighting).

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Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

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