The Playboy of the Western World - UK Tour & Galway

'A story of love, rivalry and betrayal – Synge’s best-known work is a must-see from this multi-award winning company.'

Synge’s great comic masterpiece tells the story of Christy Mahon, who stumbles into a public house in County Mayo claiming he has killed his father and so capturing the romantic attention of the daughter of the house, Pegeen Mike.

One of Ireland’s most lauded theatre companies, Druid crafts its work beautifully and creates an exceptional mix of unmissable theatre.

Credited with staging the definitive Playboy, Druid and Tony Award-winning Director Garry Hynes have wowed audiences around the world with this exceptional production.

Credits

Cast

  • 1975
  • Shawn Keogh Pat Connaughton
  • Michael James Flaherty Martin Coffey
  • Peasant Thomas Dunne
  • Susan Brady Pat Farrell
  • Old Mahon Gerry King
  • Christopher Mahon Mick Lally
  • Sara Tansey Gai Matthews
  • Garry Hynes
  • Pegeen Mike Marie Mullen
  • Widow Quinn Mairéad Noone
  • Honor Blake Mary Ryan
  • 1977
  • Christopher Mahon Mick Lally
  • Old Mahon Pat Connaughton
  • Michael James Flaherty Padraic Mulholland
  • Margaret Flaherty Maryanne McGrath
  • Shawn Keogh Séan McGinley
  • Widow Quinn Marie Mullen
  • Philly Cullen Paul O’Neill
  • Jimmy Farrell Eamon Kelly
  • Sara Tansey Orna Garvey
  • Susan Brady Catherine Phillips
  • Honor Blake Gai Matthews
  • 1982
  • Christopher Mahon Maelíosa Stafford
  • Old Mahon Mick Lally
  • Michael James Flaherty Ray McBride
  • Pegeen Mike Br’d Brennan
  • Shawn Keogh Séan McGinley
  • Widow Quinn Marie Mullen
  • Philly Cullen Maurice Sheehan
  • Jimmy Farrell Padraic Breathnach
  • Sara Tansey Patricia Forde
  • Susan Brady Orfhlaith Stafford
  • Honor Blake Mary Ryan
  • 1983
  • Christopher Mahon Maelíosa Stafford
  • Old Mahon Mick Lally
  • Michael James Flaherty Ray McBride
  • Margaret Flaherty Br’d Brennan
  • Shawn Keogh Séan McGinley
  • Widow Quinn Marie Mullen
  • Philly Cullen Maurice Sheehan
  • Jimmy Farrell Padraic Breathnach
  • Sara Tansey Patricia Forde
  • Susan Brady Orfhlaith Stafford
  • Honor Blake Mary Ryan
  • 1985
  • Christopher Mahon Maelíosa Stafford
  • Old Mahon Mick Lally
  • Michael James Flaherty Paddy Dooney
  • Margaret Flaherty Brid Brennan
  • Shawn Keogh Séan McGinley
  • Widow Quinn Marie Mullen
  • Philly Cullen Ray McBride
  • Jimmy Farrell Mairtin Jamsie
  • Sara Tansey Bairbre N’ Chaoimh
  • Susan Brady Joan Sheehy
  • Honor Blake Mary Ryan
  • 1986
  • Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
  • Máirtín Jaimsie
  • Paddy Dooney
  • Olwen Fouere
  • Jane Brennan
  • Widow Quinn Marie Mullen
  • Honor Blake Mary Ryan
  • Old Mahon Mick Lally
  • Philly Cullen Ray McBride
  • Jimmy Farrell Maelíosa Stafford
  • Shawn Keogh Séan McGinley
  • 1987
  • No Details
  • 2004
  • Pegeen Mike Anne-Marie Duff
  • Village Girl Sonya Kelly
  • Village Girl Simone Kirby
  • Shawn Keogh Gary Lydon
  • Village Girl Gillian McCarthy
  • Michael James Flaherty Eamon Morrissey
  • Christy Mahon Cillian Murphy
  • Jimmy Farrell Chris O’Dowd
  • Old Mahon Frank O’Sullivan
  • Widow Quinn Aisling O’Sullivan
  • Philly Cullen David Pearse
  • 2005 Perth
  • Christy Mahon Aaron Monaghan
  • Old Mahon Denis Conway
  • Michael James Flaherty Eamon Morrissey
  • Pegeen Mike Ruth Negga
  • Widow Quinn Marie Mullen
  • Shawn Keogh Nick Lee
  • Philly O’Cullen Marcus Lamb
  • Jimmy Farrell Eoin Lynch
  • Honor Blake Louise Lewis
  • Susan Brady Hannah Mc Cabe
  • Sarah Tansey Gemma Reeves
  • 2005 & 2006 DruidSynge
  • Philly O’Cullen Marcus Lamb
  • Shawn Keogh Nick Lee
  • Village Girl – Honor Blake Louise Lewis
  • Jimmy Farrell Eoin Lynch
  • Susan Brady Hannah McCabe
  • Christopher Mahon Aaron Monaghan
  • Old Mahon Eamon Morrissey
  • Widow Quinn Marie Mullen
  • Village Girl – Sara Tansey Gemma Reeves
  • Margaret Flaherty (Pegeen Mike) Catherine Walsh
  • Michael James Flaherty Derry Power
  • 2007
  • Aaron Monaghan
  • Cathy Belton
  • Derry Power
  • Eamon Morrissey
  • Eoin Lynch
  • Gemma Reeves
  • Hannah McCabe
  • Marcus Lamb
  • Marie Mullen
  • Nick Lee
  • Sarah Greene
  • 2008
  • Christopher Mahon Simon Boyle
  • Margaret Flaherty (Pegeen Mike) Sarah-Jane Drummey
  • Sara Tansey Caoilfhionn Dunne
  • Jimmy Farrell Peter Gowen
  • Honor Blake Kelly Gough
  • Old Mahon Tom Hickey
  • Shawn Keogh Marcus Lamb
  • Susan Brady Hannah McCabe
  • Philly O’Cullen Fergal McElherron
  • Michael James Flaherty John Olohan
  • Widow Quinn Catherine Walsh
  • 2009
  • Old Mahon Andrew Bennett
  • Widow Quinn Derbhle Crotty
  • Pegeen Mike Clare Dunne
  • Farmer Andy Kellegher
  • Farmer Aidan Kelly
  • Shawn Keogh Marcus Lamb
  • Christy Mahon (Playboy) Aaron Monaghan
  • Girl Christiane O’Mahony
  • Michael James Flaherty (Pegeen’s father) John Olohan
  • Sara Tansey Gemma Reeves
  • Girl Seóna Tully

Creative Team

  • 1975
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Dave McGrath
  • Lighting Design Garry Hynes
  • Costume Design Marie Mullen
  • 1977
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Designer Garry Hynes
  • Lighting Designer Donal Hynes
  • 1982
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Designers Garry Hynes
  • Stephen Plant
  • Lighting Designer Maelíosa Stafford
  • 1983
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Designers Garry Hynes
  • Stephen Plant
  • Lighting Designer Maelíosa Stafford
  • 1985
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Designers Garry Hynes
  • Stephen Plant
  • Lighting Designer Barbara Bradshaw
  • 1986
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Designer Frank Hallinan Flood
  • Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
  • 1987 NO DETAILS
  • 2004
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Designer Francis O’Connor
  • Lighting Designer Davy Cunningham
  • Movement David Bolger
  • Costumes Kathy Strachan
  • Sound Designer Scott George
  • 2005 DruidSynge
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Designer Francis O’Connor
  • Sound Designer John Leonard
  • Lighting Designer Davy Cunningham
  • Costume Designer Kathy Strachan
  • Movement Director David Bolger
  • Composer Sam Jackson
  • Casting Director Maureen Hughes
  • Assistant Director Thomas Conway
  • 2007
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Designer Francis O’Connor
  • Sound Designer John Leonard
  • Lighting Designer Davy Cunningham
  • Costume Designer Kathy Strachan
  • Composer Sam Jackson
  • 2009
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Designer Francis O’Connor
  • Lighting Designer Davy Cunningham
  • Costume Designer Kathy Strachan
  • Sound Designer John Leonard
  • Composer Sam Jackson
  • Movement David Bolger
  • Assistant Director Thomas Conway
  • Casting Director Maureen Hughes

Production Team

  • Eamonn Fox
  • Technical Manager Barry O’Brien
  • Company Stage Manager Sarah Lynch
  • Stage Manager Paula Tierney
  • Deputy Stage Manager (Tour) Justin Murphy
  • Costume Supervisor Doreen McKenna
  • Wardrobe (Tour) Amanda Donovan
  • Wigs & Make Up Val Sherlock
  • Master Carpenter Gus Dewar
  • Carpenter Pete Nelson
  • Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
  • Scenic Painter Sandra Butler
  • Crew Tony Cording
  • Transport Trevor Price
  • Publicist (Ireland) Kate Bowe PR
  • Publicist (UK) Cliona Roberts PR
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Production Photography Keith Pattison
  • Nick Burchell