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The Playboy of the Western World archiveSet in a small village on the west coast of County Mayo, The Playboy of the Western World tells the story of lonely dreamer Christy Mahon who takes refuge in Michael Flaherty’s pub, claiming that he has killed his oppressive father. Christy beguiles the locals with his tall and dramatic tale of bravery in the face of danger and becomes an instant hero. He both charms the village women including Widow Quinn and captures the heart of the landlord’s fiery daughter Pegeen . However, when his tale turns out to be less straightforward than they first thought, the simmering violence of the villagers comes to light. The Playboy of the Western World was first performed in January 1907 at Dublin's Abbey Theatre.
Performers Robert Sheehan (Christy Mahon), Ruth Negga (Pegeen Mike), Niamh Cusack (Widow Quinn), Gwendolen Chatfield, Karen Cogan, John Cormack, Drew Dillon, Christopher Doyle, Diarmuid de Faoite, James Greene, Grainne Keenan, Frank Laverty, Gary Lydon, Bronagh Taggart, Kevin Trainor.
Author John Millington Synge. Corporate Sponsor Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Corporate Sponsor American Airlines. Producer Old Vic Theatre. Director John Crowley. Design Scott Pask. Lighting Howard Harrison. Music Christopher Shutt.

The Playboy of the Western World

The Playboy of the Western World (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0753322854. Details of all The Playboy of the Western World archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4605

Archive Listings

17 Sep 11
26 Nov 11
Old Vic Theatre
West End
Greater London

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