|Following its sell-out success in Galway and Dublin, the Druid production of THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD embarks on a unique tour along the Western seaboard, retracing (in reverse) the journey undertaken by the bold Christy Mahon after 'murdering' his father. Visiting 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 Dun Chaoin in Kerry, this tour builds upon Druid’s unique relationship with both Synge and his extraordinary play and provides audiences with an unique opportunity to experience an unforgettable cultural engagement. Many of these venues are already sold out, but tickets are still available for Castlebar and Tralee.|
This major new production is the first of DRUIDSYNGE, the company's ambitious celebration of the work of John Millington Synge which will see Druid vigorously engage with and explore all seven titles in the Synge canon over the next 18 months, culminating in the unique presentation of the entire repertoire in Summer/Autumn 2005.
Directed by Garry Hynes assisted by regular collaborators Francis O'Connor (design), David Bolger (movement), Scott George (Sound), Davy Cunningham (lighting) and Kathy Strachan (costumes), this DRUIDSYNGE production features a roll call of Irish acting talent - Sonya Kelly, Simone Kirby, Gary Lydon, Gillian McCarthy, Eamon Morrissey, Chris O'Dowd, Frank O'Sullivan, Aisling O'Sullivan and David Pearse, with the principal roles of Christy Mahon played by CILLIAN MURPHY and Pegeen Mike by ANNE-MARIE DUFF.