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Martin McDonagh

MARTIN MCDONAGH

  (1970 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Knight Hall Agency Ltd  represented by Charlotte Knight

Martin McDonagh is a London-born Irish playwright whose first play the Beauty Queen of Leenane was the 1996 winner of the George Devine Award. It also won the Writer's Guild Award for Best Fringe Play and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer. the play was nominated for six Tony awards, of which it won four, and the Laurence Olivier Award. Since then McDonagh has gone on to write multiple smash-hit shows and films and win multiple awards including an Academy Award for Live Action Short Film for Six Shooter (2005), an Oscar nomination, a British Independent Film Award for best screenplay, an Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild Award for Best Film Script and a BAFTA for best original screenplay, all for In Bruges (starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, 2008), and a Laurence Olivier award for Best New Play for the Pillowman (won 2004).

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below is a list of Martin McDonagh's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Banshees Of Inisheer, The         Beauty Queen Of Leenane, The         Behanding in Spokane, A         Cripple Of Inishmaan, The         Hangmen         Lieutenant Of Inishmore, The         Lonesome West, The         Mamturk Rifleman, The         Pillowman, The         Skull In Connemara, A



Banshees Of Inisheer, The

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Beauty Queen Of Leenane, The

Beauty Queen Of Leenane, The
Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, the Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative ageing mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play's terrifying denouement.

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Druid Theatre Company, Galway, Ireland and Royal Court Theatre, London

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Behanding in Spokane, A

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the title is just the starting point; take a man searching for his missing hand, two con artists out to make a few hundred bucks, and an overly curious hotel clerk, and the rest is up for grabs. A Behanding in Spokane is Martin McDonagh's hilariously black comedy, a world premiere which marks McDonagh's first American-set play.
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Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036    04 Mar 2010

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc (2011)   978-0822224716

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Comedy

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Cripple Of Inishmaan, The

Cripple Of Inishmaan, The
In 1934, the people of Inishman learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island to film his documentary Man of Aran. No-one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. But Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank and as news of his audacity ripples thorugh his rumour-starved community, the Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order

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National Theatre, London

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Methuen Drama, London (1997)>>>    978-1472530172

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Hangmen

Hangmen
I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint' In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. 'Don't worry. I may have my quirks but I'm not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss.'

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Lieutenant Of Inishmore, The

Lieutenant Of Inishmore, The
Wee Thomas was a friendly cat. He would always say hello to you were you to see him sitting on a wall. (Pause.) He won't be saying hello no more, God bless him. Not with that lump of a brain gone.' Who knocked Wee Thomas over on the lonely road on the island of Inishmore, and was it an accident? 'mad Padraig' will want to know when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip shop bombing in Northern Ireland: he loves that cat more than life itself.

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Lonesome West, The

Lonesome West, The
Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics. Only Father Welsh, the local young priest, is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabblings spiral into vicious and bloody carnage

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Druid Theatre Company, Galway, Ireland and Royal Court Theatre, London

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Methuen Drama    978-0413719805

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Mamturk Rifleman, The

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Pillowman, The

Pillowman, The
A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town

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National Theatre, London

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Faber and Faber, London, 2003   978-0571220328

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Skull In Connemara, A

Skull In Connemara, A
Despite the fact that he saw his wife die at the wheel of their car, Mick Dowd coped with the inquests and can live with the persistent local rumours. But Mick is also the local grave digger and, when the village graveyard is full, he is the one who has to dig to make room for the new tenants. the trouble is, this time, more than old bones come to the surface.

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