Monday, 15 February 2016

The Irish Guru



Martin McDonagh, the playwright of ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ wished the cast a warm good luck for the upcoming production at Sewell Barn. 

Hi Chris, (Chris is the actor playing the role of Paddy, and somewhat of an Irish guru himself)

The monologue/letter definitely shouldn't be read - it should exist in some strange place between composing it and saying it to Maureen...

The spotlight thing - the director should ignore that completely, i didn't even remember it being there.

Good luck!

Martin xx

To see the production of one of McDonagh’s first plays bought to life, book your tickets for ‘The Beauty Queen of Lennane’ at Sewell Barn Theatre 31 March-2 April & 6-9 April at 7:30 pm Matinee 9 April at 2:30 pm.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Kimberly Biscuits - A Nation Divided



Kimberley biscuitsMcDonagh’s play ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ transports the audience to Emerald Isle, creating the sounds and tastes of Ireland. And what is an Irish home without some Kimberly biscuits in the tin? First made by Jacobs in 1893, and the name reputedly inspired after Rudyard Kipling’s novel “Kim”, the Kimberly is a confection which divides many. The sweet consist of two small brown round biscuits that are soft with a mild ginger flavouring, with a soft marshmallow filling between them, complete with a crust of sugar granules.  While some say they compare to cardboard in taste and texture, others would say they are the very finest biscuits to be produced in the whole of Ireland. 

To continue the debate (and to see an excellent dark comedy, which really is about more than just biscuits) book your tickets for ‘The Beauty Queen of Lennane’ at Sewell Barn Theatre  31 March-2 April & 6-9 April at 7:30 pm Matinee 9 April at 2:30 pm.

Yerma

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