The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre)
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The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre)

The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

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Funny, Well-acted, Clever

About the Show

Rachel O’Riordan's revival of Martin McDonagh's dark comedy about love and a mother's manipulation. 

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120 Reviews | 13 Followers
Well-acted, Funny, Clever

See it if you're a fan of McDonagh, you like plays that are slightly sick and twisted, or you want a quirky comedy that makes you a little sad.

Don't see it if you struggle with accents or you might get upset at the play about emotional abuse. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The Arts Desk
October 18th, 2021

What a fiendishly clever play this is, written when McDonagh was in his mid-twenties. Deliciously unsavoury (and, yes, sometimes violent), it nevertheless hums with weighty literary resonances and moral purpose.
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Time Out London
October 15th, 2021

‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ is a fierce and gloomy work...The power of McDonagh’s play is more in the playful language and stifling atmosphere than the plotting, which is engineered to take us nowhere.
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