The revival of Martin McDonagh’s play will run at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 9th October.
Full casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith’s revival of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, playing at the theatre from the 9th October until the 6th November.
It has been confirmed that Orla Fitzgerald, star of The Young Offenders, and Adam Best as seen in Giri/Haji will join Ingrid Craigie and Kwaku Fortune in the highly anticipated major revival of McDonagh’s darkly comic debut play which opens at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre from the 3rd September to the 2nd October before transferring to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
In the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, Maureen Folan – a plain, lonely woman, tied to her manipulative and ageing mother, Mag – comes alive at her first and possibly last prospect of a new life. But Mag has other ideas; and her interference sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s breathtaking conclusion.
The production is directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan, with the creative team also including: designs by Good Teeth Theatre,lighting design by Kevin Treacy, music and sound design by Anna Clock, fight direction by Kev McCurdy and casting by Sam Stevenson.
Martin McDonagh is the multi-award winning writer and director of films including Six Shooter, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. His theatre work includes the plays The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Cripple of Inishmaan, and the Olivier Award winning Best New Play, Hangmen.
The show will mark the fourth Main House production of the Lyric’s reopening season following the acclaimed production of Out West, the upcoming community play Heart of Hammersmith celebrating West London stories (12th-14th August) and the summer family classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (17th to the 28th August).
The Beauty Queen of Leenane will play at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre from the 9th October until the 6th November.