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.
Maureen – Martha Murphy
Mag – Posey Mehta
Pato – Ben Walsh
Ray – Tom Ingham
Guitar/ Vocals – Tom Stebbing
Vocals – Emily Collinson
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