Tuesday March 19

The Arches Hotel

Tonight’s Play is sponsored by 
The Arches Hotel – It’s All AT The Arches
Noel Grealish TD

& sponsored by
Noel Grealish TD – Serving since 1999…

Holycross-Ballycahill Drama Group

Holycross-Ballycahill Drama Group are in existence for well over fifty years. We are based in the picturesque village of Holycross, County Tipperary, alongside the famous Holycross Abbey.

The group have reached the All Ireland Confined Finals on many occasions, with “Bold Girls” by Rona Munro, “Little Gem” by Elaine Murphy and “The Thrill of Love” by Amanda Whittington. We have won numerous acting, directing and set awards, not only on the country’s festival circuit, but also in All Ireland competitions.

“Sive” by J.B. Keane, “Run For Your Wife” by Ray Cooney, “Woman and Scarecrow” by Marina Carr and T.S. Elliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral” are among the critically acclaimed productions that the group have performed around the country.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh

The Beauty Queen of Leenane is set in Leenane, in the mountains of Connemara. The play tells the story of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother. Maureen is Mag’s carer, a job she finds challenging. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last romantic relationship sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.

Cast & Crew

Mag Diane Lacey
Maureen Jacqui Lacey
Ray Mark Fitzell
Pato John Glasheen
Director Claire Ryan
Set Design and Construction Paddy Connolly, Paddy Slattery, Claire Ryan
Set Dressing Catherine Lowry
Stage Manager Joanne O’Neill
Costume Breda Lacey-O Connor
Lighting Miriam Lanigan, Paddy Connolly
Sound Aisling Henchion
Continuity Elaine O’Dwyer
Set Crew Tommy Lanigan, Paddy Connolly, Paddy
  Slattery Jack Henchion, Gerry O’Dwyer

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