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The Playboy of the Western World (Tokyo International Arts Festival)

Druid has recently returned from Tokyo following a very successful run of their critically acclaimed DruidSynge production of The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge which formed part of the 2007 Tokyo International Arts Festival.  The performances also marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan.


Tokyo International Arts Festival (TIF) is held annually with 2007 being the 13th anniversary of its history. TIF consists of three main programs, which are: Theatrical Program for local, international, and regional participants; The Communication Program, providing occasional theatregoers and theatre students the opportunity to learn more about the processes behind the curtains of a theatrical production; and The International Visitors' Program, designed to build networks and share ideas between Japanese and international arts professionals.


Druid’s visit to Tokyo was supported by Culture Ireland and The Irish Embassy in Japan.


The Playboy of the Western World in Tokyo


Venue:           Park Tower Hall, Shinjuku

Dates:            22/03/07 - 24/03/2007

Tickets:         General ¥4,000 / Student ¥2,000

                        Booking: Ticket PIA tel. 0570-02-9999/ Place tel. 03-5468-8113


Aaron Monaghan
Cathy Belton
Derry Power
Eamon Morrissey
Eoin Lynch
Gemma Reeves
Hannah McCabe
Marcus Lamb
Marie Mullen
Nick Lee
Sarah Greene

Enquiries: Tokyo International Arts Festival (TIF) tel. 03-5961-5292 or

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The Playboy of the Western World (Tokyo International Arts Festival)
A play by John Millington Synge
Directed by: Garry Hynes
Design: Francis O'Connor
Sound Design: John Leonard
Lighting Design: Davy Cunningham
Costume Design: Kathy Strachan
Composer: Sam Jackson
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