The Beauty Queen of Leenane

18 Nov — 21 Dec 2019

Roslyn Packer Theatre

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Paige Rattray

Don’t miss Yael Stone and Noni Hazlehurst in this wicked black comedy by Academy Award-winning writer Martin McDonagh.

In a small town in the Irish hills of Connemara, Maureen Folan lives a lonely existence with Mag, her aged mother. Their relationship is more arm wrestle than warm embrace. Right now, when Maureen stands the chance of having her first romantic relationship, Mag’s cantankerous presence is simply unbearable.

This play was the first big hit for McDonagh who went on to pen the Broadway and West End hits The Pillowman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore, as well as acclaimed films such as In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. On both stage and screen he combines a devilishly satisfying sense of humour with a cruel underbelly.

Associate Director Paige Rattray (Black is the New White) leads an incredible cast including Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Noni Hazlehurst (Ladies in Black, Channel 7’s A Place to Call Home), Hamish Michael (How to Rule the World) and Shiv Palekar (Disgraced). The Beauty Queen of Leenane will be a tragically funny night in the theatre.

Production Patrons W & A Johnson Family Foundation and Jane & Andrew Clifford

Approx. duration 2hrs 10 mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info
Content warning Strong language, violence, adult themes, and use of theatrical haze. Subject to change. More info


Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $114
Adult B Reserve $104
Seniors cardholder $104
Concession $89
Under 30 $83

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $124
B Reserve $114

Preview performances $83

Transaction fees may apply
$7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event are Sydney Theatre Company and Roslyn Packer Theatre. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.