Bang the drum! Sound the trumpets! Raise the roof! The Beauty Queen of Leenane is back on the Young Vic stage! You might be able to tell that we’re pretty darn chuffed to see it back and to share the joy with you we spoke to Roseleen Linehan, who reprises her highly acclaimed role as Mag, the devilishly manipulative mother in this darkest of black comedies!
Rosaleen’s stage credits include Edgame, Long Day’s Journey into Night (Gate Theatre, Dublin), The New Electric Ballroom (Druid Theatre), Blood Wedding (Almeida), Happy Days (Gate / Almeida / Babrican / Lincoln Centre) and Dancing at Lughnasa (Abbey / National Theatre) and has appeared on TV and film in Happy Days, The Butcher Boy, About Adam and The Matchmaker.
Tell us about your character
An Irish Dearest Mommy
I am afraid to tell you but in Irish it’s “Cac”
Birth of any of my four children
If you could have a room full of one thing what would it be?
If 28 hour days existed what would you do with the extra four hours?
Follow love every day for a short time
Swimming in the sea in Donegal or Clare
Giving unwanted advice
‘The plough and the stars’ by Sean O’Casey
If you had one superpower what would it be?
Change my feet
Do you have any regrets?
Shouldn’t have listened to the priest about ‘that department’
Favourite midnight snack
Do you like Kimberleys?
No, but if I was starving…. No, maybe not!
Do you like porridge?
Not any more