McDonagh's first play, and winner of a 1996 Writers' Guild Award, the play tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan (Lynch), a plain and lonely woman in her forties and Mag (Linehan), her manipulative, ageing mother who interferes in Maureen's first and possibly final chance of love.
Although no stranger to courting controversy with his blackly comic and often bloody plays, McDonagh's last notable theatrical outing, A Behanding in Spokane on Broadway, drew furious attacks from New York critics who accused him of using racist language.
Were the London critics more impressed than their colleagues across the pond with this revival?
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