The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Today I photographed the dress rehearsal of The Beauty Queen of Leenane which is the main show of Corpus Playroom this week.

Maureen lives with her aged mother, Mag, in rural Galway, Ireland. The tensions in their damp kitchen simmer and sizzle like the porridge which rattles away on the stove. There are strange folk songs on the radio and a suspicious smell in the sink that might be related to Mag’s urine infection.  A possible escape for Maureen means abandonment for Mag which she won’t be accepting lying down. After twenty years in the old house, things are finally coming to a head.

Romantic, uproarious, and terrifying, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a comedy of mothers, daughters, and lovers which has twisted and curdled.

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Emily Collins and Tom Stebbing
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Posey Mehta
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Martha Murphy
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Posey Mehta
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Posey Mehta and Martha Murphy
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Posey Mehta and Martha Murphy
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Posey Mehta and Tom Ingham
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Tom Ingham
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Posey Mehta and Martha Murphy
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Posey Mehta and Martha Murphy
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Martha Murphy and Ben Walsh
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Ben Walsh and Martha Murphy
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Ben Walsh and Posey Mehta
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Posey Mehta, Ben Walsh and Martha Murphy
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Ben Walsh
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Ben Walsh
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Posey Mehta
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Posey Mehta and Tom Ingham
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Tom Ingham
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Posey Mehta
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Posey Mehta
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Martha Murphy and Posey Mehta
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Posey Mehta and Martha Murphy
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Martha Murphy
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Posey Mehta and Martha Murphy
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Martha Murphy and Posey Mehta
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Martha Murphy and Posey Mehta
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Martha Murphy and Tom Ingham
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Martha Murphy
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Martha Murphy

 

Reviews: Cambridge Tab (3/5), Varsity (3/5), The Cambridge Student (9/10)

Cast
Maureen – Martha Murphy
Mag – Posey Mehta
Pato – Ben Walsh
Ray – Tom Ingham

Band
Guitar/ Vocals – Tom Stebbing
Vocals – Emily Collinson

Production Team
Director – Louis Rogers
Producer – Tess Davidson
Associate Producer – Jack Rowan
Assistant Director – Sam Keen
Stage Manager – Flora de Falbe
Costume Designer – Flora de Falbe
Assistant Producer – Danielle Jackson
Assistant Designer – Kate Emden
Set Designer – Andreea Pirvan
Publicity Illustrator – Hannah Machover
Technical Director – Sam Draper

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