Dublin Theatre Festival

Druid Theatre Company / Royal Court Theatre

The Leenane Trilogy

By Martin McDonagh

Venue Olympia Theatre

Directed by Garry Hynes
Designed by Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designed by Ben Omerod
Music by Paddy Cunneen

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The most talked about theatrical event of the year arrives in Dublin for a limited run following triumphant sell-out runs in Galway and the West End. Each play is a thrilling performance in its own right but the more you see, the better it gets....

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Set in a small cottage in the mountains of Connemara, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her forties and Mag, her manipulative ageing mother. When Mag interferes in Maureen's first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship, she sets a chain of events in motion that lead inexorably towards the play's terrifying dénouement.

A Skull in Connemara
For one week each Autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to dig up enough bones in his local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. This year he has to dig up those of his own late wife. As the time approaches, strange rumours regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago gradually begin to resurface.

The Lonesome West
Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without the most massive disputes over the slightest things. Only Father Walsh, a young local priest, is willing to stake his soul on a possible reconciliation before the squabbling goes out of control.

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