The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Sat 30 Nov ’1920:30 - 22:10Philipszaal
Forty-year-old Maureen (Keja Klaasje Kwestro) is slaving away for her mother Mag (Jacqueline Blom) in the poor village of Leenane. Mag doesn't want Maureen to lead a life of her own, let alone find a husband. But then Maureen meets pretty-boy Pato at a party. Mother Mag uses all means at her disposal to ensure that she doesn’t lose her daughter.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane was written in 1996 by the Anglo-Irish writer Martin Mc Donagh as part of The Leenane Trilogy and won four Tony Awards. Today, Mc Donagh is known as the successful film screenwriter and director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, winner of two Oscars and four Golden Globe Awards, among others.
From the press:
“Deze voorstelling kruipt onder je huid” (★★★★ Trouw)
“Keja Klaasje Kwestro en Jacqueline Blom zijn allebei hilarisch in The Beauty Queen of Leenane” (★★★★ de Volkskrant)
"Uitzichtloosheid die onder de huid kruipt" (Trouw ★★★★★)
"Keja Klaasje Kwestro en Jacqueline Blom zijn allebei hilarisch in The Beauty Queen of Leenane" (Volkskrant ★★★★)
"Intriguing" (NRC ★★★★)
"Bjørseth knows how to handle black humor in "The beauty queen of Leenane" ★★★★
Maren E. Bjørseth comments on the performance
"It may be a cliché, but since I became a mother myself, a new fascination for the mother/daughter relationship has arisen. Nowhere do you find a relationship and connection that is so incredibly beautiful, painful, and touching, but can also be incredibly tough."