From the Publisher
"(McDonagh) offers all the familiar delights of farce and melodrama, while at the same time offering a powerful critique of contemporary Ireland."—The Guardian
"A richly human illustration of that tragicomic paradox. If it wasn't so funny it would be squalid."—The Times (of London)
"The dramatic tension McDonagh creates is brilliantly sustained, while the sudden twists and turbans of the plot elicit genuine gasps of surprise from the audience."—Daily Telegraph
"(McDonagh's) ear for the Irish rhythms and the absurdities of everyday speech is matchless."—Sunday Daily Mail
"Martin McDonagh is one of the top playwrights to have emerged in the 1990's."—Daily Mail
...THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE...is clearly the product of a major writer. Indeed, on the basis of this play alone, I am willing to make the rash claim that McDonagh is destined to be one of the theatrical luminaries of the twenty-first century.
Mr. McDonagh...[is] like a young version of Synge in exile whose voice, worn with sorrow and savage humor, owes a debt to Synge's ...THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE is a gothic dark comedy.