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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


Author: John Millington Synge
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Archive listings for The Playboy of the Western World

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


Producer Royal Welsh College's Richard Burton Company. Director Bruce Guthrie.
12 Jun 18 to 16 Jun 18Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
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Producer Folie a Deux Productions. Director Polina Kalinina. Design Emma Bailey. Lighting Jonathan Jewett. Sound Jonathan Jewett. Performer Timothy Logan. Performer Tom Marshall. Performer Pandora McCormick. Performer Barney McElholm. Performer Ciaran O'Brian. Performer Natalie Radmall-Quirke.
12 Aug 15 to 29 Aug 15Southwark Playhouse, Inner London :: V226
listing details L0796663401


Producer Lyric Belfast. Director Conall Morrison. Performer Patrick Moy. Performer Lalor Roddy. Performer Niall Cusack. Performer Orla Fitzgerald. Performer Brid Ni Neachtain. Performer Will Irvine. Performer Alan McKee. Performer Sean Sloan. Performer Susan Davey. Performer Mary McGurk. Performer Hannah Coyle.
9 Sep 12 to 7 Oct 12Lyric Theatre, Belfast :: V552
listing details L2141594409


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. Performer Robert Sheehan (Christy Mahon). Performer Ruth Negga (Pegeen Mike). Performer Niamh Cusack (Widow Quinn). Performer Gwendolen Chatfield. Performer Karen Cogan. Performer John Cormack. Performer Drew Dillon. Performer Christopher Doyle. Performer Diarmuid de Faoite. Performer James Greene. Performer Grainne Keenan. Performer Frank Laverty. Performer Gary Lydon. Performer Bronagh Taggart. Performer Kevin Trainor.
17 Sep 11 to 26 Nov 11Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L1993742237


Company Druid Theatre. Producer Oxford Playhouse. Director Garry Hynes. Design Francis O'Connor. Lighting Davy Cunningham. Sound John Leonard. Music Sam Jackson. Costume Kathy Strachan. Performer Aaron Monaghan (Christy Mahon). Performer Derbhle Crotty. Performer Andrew Bennett. Performer Clare Dunne. Performer Andy Kellegher. Performer Aidan Kelly. Performer Marcus Lamb. Performer Christiane O'Mahony. Performer John Olohan. Performer Gemma Reeves. Performer Seona Tully.
16 Jun 09 to 18 Jun 09Sherman Theatre, Cardiff :: V824
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9 Jun 09 to 13 Jun 09Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L2067308891
2 Jun 09 to 6 Jun 09Town Hall Theatre, Galway :: V2019873713
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26 May 09 to 30 May 09The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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19 May 09 to 23 May 09Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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12 May 09 to 16 May 09Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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6 May 09 to 9 May 09The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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Company Nuffield Theatre Company. Director Patrick Sandford. Performer John Hollingworth (Christy). Performer Emily Nagle (Pegeen Mike). Performer Michele Moran (Widow Quin). Performer Rory Murray (Old Mahon).
11 Sep 08 to 27 Sep 08NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
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Corporate Sponsor Henry Ian Cusick Fan Club. Company Strathclyde Theatre Group. Director Susan C Triesman.
10 Mar 08 to 15 Mar 08The Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow :: V620
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Company Birmingham School of Acting.
28 Nov 07 to 1 Dec 07Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham :: V0812942011
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Adapted by Bisi Adigun. Adapted by Roddy Doyle. Director Jimmy Fay. Design Anthony Lamble. Lighting Sinead Wallace. Costume Catherine Fay. Performer Angeline Ball. Performer Kate Brennan. Performer Liam Carney. Performer Phelim Drew. Performer Aoife Duffin. Performer Charleen Gleeson. Performer Joe Hanley. Performer Olu Jacobs. Performer Laurence Kinlan. Performer Giles Terera. Performer Eileen Walsh.
29 Sep 07 to 24 Nov 07The Abbey Theatre, Dublin :: V01247620447
listing details L1488405071


Company Love and Madness Ensemble. Director Neil Sheppeck. Performer David Baynes. Performer Gerard Canning. Performer Lucy Conway. Performer Robert Dobson. Performer Ben Gaule. Performer Lucia McAnespie. Performer Jack McGabhann. Performer Victoria Porter. Performer Owyn Stephens. Performer Eleanor Turner.
19 Feb 07Mumford Theatre, Cambridge :: V22
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26 Jan 07Down Leisure Centre, Downpatrick :: V1108
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23 Jan 07Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny :: V0215038430
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20 Jan 07Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen :: V555
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10 Jan 07 to 14 Jan 07Riverside Studios, Outer London :: V331
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1 Dec 06The Maltings Theatre (formely Maltings Arts Centre), St Albans :: V52
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28 Nov 06Festival Halls, Corby :: V1115
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22 Nov 06Town Hall Arts Centre, Haverhill :: V88
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20 Nov 06The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
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15 Nov 06Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton :: V01556541652
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11 Nov 06Middlesborough Theatre, Middlesborough :: V560
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8 Nov 06Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay :: V809
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8 Nov 06Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay :: V809
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31 Oct 06 to 2 Nov 06Theatre Royal, Waterford :: V120889456
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25 Oct 06 to 28 Oct 06Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor :: V845
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20 Oct 06Blackwood Miners' Institute, Caerphilly :: V1424
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17 Oct 06Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
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17 Oct 06Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
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6 Oct 06 to 7 Oct 06Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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2 Oct 06The Arts Centre (Rose Theatre), Ormskirk :: V527
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27 Sep 06Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham :: V984
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20 Sep 06Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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17 Sep 06 to 19 Sep 06MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling :: V642
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15 Sep 06 to 16 Sep 06Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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Company Tower Theatre Company. Director Chris Holmes.
31 Oct 06 to 4 Nov 06Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
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Producer Quay Art. Company Ad Lib Theatre.
1 Dec 05 to 4 Dec 05The Quay Arts Centres, Newport :: V842
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Company Druid Theatre Company. Director Garry Hynes.
27 Aug 05 to 3 Sep 05King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
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Producer Broadway Theatre. Producer Coyote Productions. Director Ian O'Brien. Performer David Kennedy.
30 Jun 05 to 23 Jul 05The Broadway Theatre, Outer London :: V314
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Company Company of Ten.
19 Nov 04 to 27 Nov 04The Abbey Theatre, Dublin :: V01247620447
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Company Big Telly Theatre Company. Director Zoe Seaton. Design Chisato Yoshimi.
22 Sep 04 to 9 Oct 04Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
listing details L7147885

Emeralds - T01688366445

Corporate Sponsor Manchester Airport. Producer Royal Exchange. Director Greg Hersov. Design Conor Murphy. Lighting Bruno Poet. Sound Steve Brown. Other Poll Moussoulides (dialect coach). Director Renny Krupinski (fights). Performer Michael Colgan (Christy Mahon). Performer Mairead McKinley (Peegen Mike). Performer Eileen Pollock. Performer John Paul Connolly. Performer Alan Devlin. Performer Niall O' Brien. Performer Oengus Macnamara. Performer Denis Quilligan. Performer Claire Lamont. Performer Orla Fitzgerald. Performer Sarah Corbett.
29 Oct 03 to 29 Nov 03Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
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Company Big Telly Theatre Company. Director Zoe Seaton. Design Chisato Yoshimi. Lighting Marcus Costello. Costume Heather Long. Performer John Hewitt. Performer Seamus Allen. Performer Lynda Gough. Performer Eamonn Hunt. Performer John Lovett. Performer Abi McGibbon. Performer Richard Orr. Performer Jack Walsh.
13 Feb 03 to 15 Feb 03Riverside Theatre, Coleraine :: V556
listing details L0724161335
7 Feb 03 to 8 Feb 03Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen :: V555
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Company Royal Lyceum Theatre Company. Director Tony Cownie. Performer Patrick Moy. Performer Meg Fraser. Performer Gareth Thomas. Performer Mark McDonnell. Performer Steven McNicoll. Performer Matt Costello. Performer Ronnie Simon. Performer Carol Ann Crawford. Performer Gemma Burns. Performer Louise Bolton. Performer Hazel Darwin Edwards.
7 Sep 02 to 28 Sep 02Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh :: V604
listing details L120163862


Company Oxford School of Drama. Director George Peck. Music Brian Boothby. Design Ruth Paton.
26 Mar 02 to 30 Mar 02Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
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10th Anniversary SeasonCompany Arches Theatre Company. Director Andy Arnold. Design Graham Hunter. Design Mari Steven. Lighting Robert Watson. Costume Lucinda Meredith. Performer William Bill Boyd. Performer Rory Casey. Performer Muireann Kelly. Performer Alison Peebles. Performer Joyce Falconer. Performer Pauline Goldsmith. Performer Denis Quilligan. Performer Derek Reid. Performer Ross Stenhouse. Performer Aonghus Weber.
12 Oct 01 to 27 Oct 01The Arches, Glasgow :: V618
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Nearly a hundred years ago the Abbey Theatre made theatrical history when The Playboy of the Western World was first staged. The play was seen by the audience to break every code of moral decency and the famouse Abbey riots ensued. This contemporary production of an Abbey classic masterpiece should not be missed.Company National Theatre Ireland. Director Niall Henry. Performer Mikel Murfi (Christy Mahon). Performer Olwen Fouere (Pegeen Mike). Performer Cathy Belton (Widow Quin).
5 Jul 01 to 11 Aug 01The Abbey Theatre, Dublin :: V01247620447
listing details L2044501421


Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including 15 minute interval.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.
14 Feb 01 to 28 Jun 01Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L878273313


Producer Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Production. Director Robert Delamere.
30 Apr 01 to 19 May 01Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L1492176455


Company Kensington Drama Company.
18 Jul 00 to 22 Jul 00Barons Court Theatre, Inner London :: V169
listing details L068789537


Company Dundee Rep Theatre Company. Director Jim Culleton. Design Mark Leese. Costume Phyllis Byrne. Performer John Buick. Performer Richard Conlon. Performer Meg Fraser. Performer Beth Marshall. Performer Allison McKenzie. Performer John Ramage. Performer Alexander West.
30 Jun 00 to 17 Jul 00Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L1667274231
8 Apr 00 to 29 Apr 00Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
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Director Paul Kerryson. Design Emma Donovan. Lighting Tanya Burns. Director Julian Kelly (music). Sound Sarah Yeardley. Director Renny Krupinski (fight). Performer Nora Connolly. Performer Peter Harkness. Performer Grace Kinirons. Performer Simone Lahbib. Performer Michael Loughnan. Performer Aislinn Mangan. Performer Ciaran McIntyre. Performer Walter McMonagle. Performer Glenna Morrison. Performer Michael Glenn Murphy. Performer Adam Smethurst.
9 Sep 99 to 2 Oct 99Haymarket Theatre, Leicester :: V431
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Company Mountview Theatre School. Director Tessa Schneideman.
14 Apr 99 to 17 Apr 99Mountview Theatre School, Outer London :: V317
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Company St Agnes Players.
21 May 98 to 23 May 98Ulster Hall and Group Theatre, Belfast :: V549
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Other listings

24 Sep 19 to 5 Oct 19Gaiety Theatre, Dublin :: V0291821363
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1 Apr 17 to 2 Apr 17Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast :: V550
listing details L0342709295
30 Jan 03 to 1 Feb 03Millennium Forum, Derry :: V0404715437
listing details L1340898818
21 Jan 97 to 2 Feb 97Lyric Theatre, Belfast :: V552
listing details L1204083978

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