Santa Venera
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
MADC The Clubrooms, Santa Venera Square, Santa Venera
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Those with a dark sense of humour, get set, an unmissable new production from MADC promises to be one of the first highlights of 2024’s theatre season.

Touted by The Guardian as “the blackest of comedy that is both hilarious and horrific” and written by four-time Oscar nominee Martin McDonagh, The Beauty Queen of Leenane has won four Tony Awards on Broadway and received a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award.

MADC’s production, which stars top performers Isabel Warrington, Andrea Pace, Nicholas Jackman and Alex Weenink, will take to the stage at the MADC Playhouse over two weekends on 23rd, 24th and 25th February and 1st, 2nd and 3rd March.

Directed by Adrian Buckle, The Beauty Queen of Leenane also features an impressive creative team with costume design by Nicole Cuschieri, set design by Marco Mallia and lighting design by Chris Gatt.

The story follows a plain and lonely spinster in a run-down cottage in the Irish village of Leenane, amid her first, and possibly final, chance at love – and her demanding and manipulative mother who will stop at nothing to derail it. Combining thrilling elements of farce and melodrama with a searing critique on the sanctity of family, the play explores the tension of isolation and desperate conflict.

“Equal parts funny, sad and unsettling, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a timeless and relatable play that has become a modern classic with a long list of prestigious awards,” says MADC Chairman Stephen Casaletto.


Dates
23rd February 2024 19:30
24th February 2024 19:30
25th February 2024 19:30
1st March 2024 19:30
2nd March 2024 19:30
3rd March 2024 19:30
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