The Playboy of the West Indies

It doesn’t take much to become a hero in the sleepy village of Mayaro, Trinidad. So when a stranger runs into Peggy’s rum shop announcing he has killed his father, he instantly becomes the envy of all the men and the desire of all the women Synge’s classic, Playboy of the Western World, is transferred to Trinidad, with hilarious consequences.

‘a recipe for success…a joyous revival’- Evening Standard
‘A brilliant idea…worth going out of your way to see it’- Financial Times
‘Mr. Matura..annexes a fresh masterpiece for the West Indian repertory’- The Times



  • Peggy Cecilia Noble
  • Stanley Patrice Naiambana
  • Mikey Oscar James
  • Jimmy Shango Baku
  • Phil Chris Gilbert
  • Ken Cyril Nri
  • Mama Benin Pat Bowie
  • Ivy Yasmin Bannerman
  • Alice Marcia Hewitt
  • Mac Danny John-Jules

Creative Team

  • Director Nicolas Kent
  • Design Adrianne Lobel
  • Lighting Design David Colmer
  • Costume Design Hilary Lewis

Production Team

  • Production Manager/ Company Stage Manager Rita Smith
  • Deputy Stage Manager Jill Biffen
  • Assistant Stage Manager Ian Kilroy
  • Lighting Technician Eamonn Fox
  • Technician Anthony Courtney
  • Dialect Coach Penny Dyer
  • Set Construction Robert Batchelor
  • Set Painting Chris Clarke
  • Robert Opie
  • Casting Suzanne Crowley
  • Gilly Poole
  • Box Office Elizabeth Burke