Ardoch Amateur Dramatic Society are venturing in to exciting new territory with their upcoming performance of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, a play written in 1996 by the award-winning Irish playwright, Martin McDonagh.

Set in the west of Ireland in the 1990s, it tells the story of Maureen, a down-trodden 40-year old stuck at home caring for her vile and devious mother, Mag. But when Pato Dooley returns from England for the weekend, Maureen is presented with the possibility of a love affair for the first and probably last time.

A darkly funny play from McDonagh, who also wrote the screenplay for the film In Bruges, The Beauty Queen of Leenane will have you rolling off your seat with laughter, before sitting on the edge of it as the play moves towards its shocking conclusion.

The play will run from Thursday 26th February to Saturday 28th February in Braco Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Tickets, price £6, can be purchased from Braco village shop or contact Fiona Watson on 01786 880256 (

Please note that this play is not suitable for those under 14 years of age.

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