The Playboy of the Western World

Druid’s production of The Playboy of the Western World opened at the Perth Festival in West Australia and saw Aaron Monaghan and Ruth Negga taking over the roles of Christy and Pegeen. The Druid production, directed by Garry Hynes, was presented in His Majesty’s Theatre from Tuesday 1st until Sunday 6th March, 2005. The Cast included Marie Mullen, recently described by The Irish Times as the ‘greatest living stage interpreter of Synge’s work’.

The Festival, now in its 52nd year, is Australia’s oldest international multi-arts festival. In 2005, it presented approximately 500 artists from 15 countries including U.K., France, South Africa, U.S.A, India, Brazil and Finland. 

Druid gratefully acknowledges the assistance of The Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism.



  • Christy Mahon Aaron Monaghan
  • Old Mahon Denis Conway
  • Michael James Flaherty Eamon Morrissey
  • Pegeen Mike Ruth Negga
  • Widow Quin 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

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Francis O’Connor
  • Sound Design Scott George
  • Composer Sam Jackson
  • Lighting Design Davy Cunningham
  • Costume Design Kathy Strachan

Production Team

  • Production Manager Eamonn Fox
  • Stage Manager Tim Smith
  • Company Manager Sophie Gabszewicz
  • Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Lynch
  • Wardrobe Doreen McKenna
  • Costumes & Wigs Mary Fay
  • Set Construction TPS
  • Casting Maureen Hughes
  • Publicist Darragh Rea (Kate Bowe PR)
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Production Photographer Toni Wilkinson
  • Re-Light Paul Noble
  • Technican Paul Coomey
  • Carpenter Gus Dewar
  • Artistic Director Garry Hynes
  • Managing Director Fergal McGrath
  • Financial Controller Noreen Glennon
  • Administration Executive Michelle Corcoran
  • Administrator Louise Duggan
  • Administration Assistant Fiona Lawless
  • DruidSynge Executive Producer Rupert Murray