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.


Author: John Millington Synge
Company: Oxford School of Drama
Director: George Peck
Music: Brian Boothby
Design: Ruth Paton

The Playboy of the Western World

The Playboy of the Western World (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0873919115. Details of all The Playboy of the Western World archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4605

Archive Listings

26 Mar 02
30 Mar 02
Pegasus Theatre
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Performance Details => Venue archive


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