The Playboy of the Western World

Following its sell-out success in Galway and Dublin, the Druid production of The Playboy Of The Western World embarked on a unique tour along the Western seaboard, retracing (in reverse) the journey undertaken by the bold Christy Mahon after ‘murdering’ his father. Druid visited venues and locations in many of the small communities that are at the heart of Synge’s vision – Geesala, Co Mayo (where the play is set), Castlebar, each of the three Aran Islands, Tralee and Dún Chaoin in Kerry, the tour reflected Druid’s unique relationship with both Synge and his extraordinary play and provides audiences with an unique opportunity to experience an unforgettable cultural engagement.

‘World class – it’s hard to imagine a better production of this defining but difficult play’- Variety Magazine
‘Provocative and inspiring’- The Guardian
‘Magnificent’- The Sunday Tribune



  • Pegeen Mike Anne-Marie Duff
  • Village Girls Sonya Kelly
  • Simone Kirby
  • Gillian McCarthy
  • Shawn Keogh Gary Lydon
  • 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

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Francis O’Connor
  • Lighting Design Davy Cunningham
  • Movement David Bolger
  • Costumes Kathy Strachan
  • Sound Design Scott George

Production Team

  • Production Manager Eamonn Fox
  • Production Manager (Tour) Peter Jordan
  • Company Stage Manager Tim Smith
  • Sophie Gabszewicz
  • Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Lynch
  • Production Assistants Claire Waldron
  • Rae Visser
  • Re-Light Designer Paul Noble
  • Costume Supervisor (Galway) Doreen McKenna
  • Costume Supervisor (Tour) Caroline McCurdy
  • Wigs & Make-up Val Sherlock
  • Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
  • Scenic Painters Sandra Butler
  • Ciara Moore
  • Vincent Bell
  • Patricia Douglas
  • Stephen Milligan
  • Casting Maureen Hughes
  • Casting Publicist Kate Bowe PR
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Production Photographer Keith Pattison
  • Technician Paul Coomey
  • Crew Gus Dewar
  • Arthur Bell
  • Johnny McDonagh
  • Brian Woods
  • Artistic Director Garry Hynes
  • Managing Director Fergal McGrath
  • Financial Controller Noreen Glennon
  • Administrator Yvonne Corscadden
  • Administration Executive Michelle Corcoran