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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.


Author: John Millington Synge

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Archive listings for The Playboy of the Western World (2019)

Work type: Play.


Producer Lyric Theatre Belfast. Producer Dublin Theatre Festival (in association with Belfast International Arts Festival). Director Oonagh Murphy. Design Molly O'Cathain. Costume Molly O'Cathain. Lighting Amy Mae. Music Jane Deasy. Sound Jane Deasy. Director Paula O'Reilly (movement director). Performer Charlie Bonner (Michael James Flaherty). Performer Hazel Clifford (Honor Blake). Performer Michael Condron (Shawn Keogh). Performer Jo Donnelly (Philly Cullen). Performer Tony Flynn (Jimmy Farrell). Performer Holly Hannaway (Susan Brady). Performer Frankie McCafferty (Old Mahon). Performer Aoibheann McCann (Widow Quin). Performer Megan McDonell (Sara Tansey). Performer Michael Shea (Christy Mahon). Performer Eloise Stevenson (Pegeen Mike).
8 Oct 19 to 2 Nov 19Lyric Theatre, Belfast :: V552
listing details L043866938

Other listings

24 Sep 19 to 5 Oct 19Gaiety Theatre, Dublin :: V0291821363
listing details L0332706758


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