Performance

VenueDorfman Theatre (National Theatre)
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From14th February 2001
Opened20th February 2001
To28th June 2001
WhenMay 15,16,17m,17,25,26m,26, Jun 15,16m,16,18,19m,19,26,27m,27,28 E19:30, M14:30
PricesFrom £12.00. To £22.00.
What is currently on at Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre) (V375)

The Playboy of the Western World

The Playboy of the Western WorldT2042600599
Set 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


Archive :: production:T2042600599, play:S4605, venue:V375
Current production:Work

Production details

Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including 15 minute interval.

Special Performances


  • 24 Mar 01 Audio Described
  • 26 Mar 01 Audio Described

Company

Company NT Ensemble
Director Fiona Buffini
Design Robert Jones
Lighting Mark Henderson
Sound Simon Whitehorn (for Orbital)
Music Conor Linehan
Performer Derbhle Crotty
Performer Sorcha Cusack
Performer James Ellis
Performer Annie Farr
Performer Paul Hickey
Performer Melanie MacHugh
Performer Patrick O'Kane
Performer John O'Toole
Performer John Rogan
Performer Benny Young
Performer Tiffany Boiselle
Performer Rosie Day
Performer Brigid Duffy
Performer Patricia Gannon
Performer Freddie Hale
Performer Chris Sutton
Performer Sammi Hargreaves
Performer Luke Jardine
Performer Paul Michael
Performer Iain Pearson

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