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The Playboy of the Western World 2004 - Irish Tour of Western Seaboard

John Millington Synge

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.


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

Creative Team

Garry Hynes

Francis O’Connor

Lighting Design
Davy Cunningham

David Bolger

Kathy Strachan

Sound Design
Scott George

Production Team

Production Manager
Eamonn Fox

Production Manager (Tour)
Peter Jordan

Company Stage Manager
Tim Smith

Company Stage Manager
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

Scenic Painters
Sandra Butler
Ciara Moore
Vincent Bell
Patricia Douglas
Stephen Milligan

Maureen Hughes

Casting Publicist
Kate Bowe**PR

Graphic Design
Bite! Associates

Production Photographer
Keith Pattison

Technician Paul Coomey

Gus Dewar
Arthur Bell
Johnny McDonagh
Brian Woods

Artistic Director
Garry Hynes

Managing Director
Fergal McGrath

Financial Controller
Noreen Glennon

Yvonne Corscadden

Administration Executive
Michelle Corcoran

‘World class – it’s hard to imagine a better production of this defining but difficult play’ Variety Magazine

‘Provocative and inspiring’ The Guardian

‘Seductive’ The Irish Times

‘Gripping’ The Daily Mail

‘Magnificent’ The Sunday Tribune

‘bq(small). A triumph’ The Sunday Times

‘A rich and rare treat’ The Sunday Business Post



Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 21 Feb 2004

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Monday 23 February – Saturday 20 March

Geesala, Co Mayo
Tuesday 23 March

Inis Meain, Inis Oirr & Inis Mor, Co Galway
Thursday 25, Friday 26 & Saturday 27 March

Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Tuesday 30 March – Saturday 3 April

The Blasket Centre, Dun Chaoin, Co Kerry
Monday 5 April

Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co Kerry
Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 April

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