The Playboy of the Western World

By J.M. Synge

L—R: Maíread Ní Nuadhain, Jimmy McDonagh, Martin Coffey, Pat Connaughton, Gai Matthews, Mary Ryan, Garry Hynes. Back to Camera: Marie Mullen.

A story of love, rivalry and betrayal – Synge’s best-known work is a must-see from this multi-award winning company.'

Synge’s great comic masterpiece tells the story of Christy Mahon, who stumbles into a public house in County Mayo claiming he has killed his father and so capturing the romantic attention of the daughter of the house, Pegeen Mike.

One of Ireland’s most lauded theatre companies, Druid crafts its work beautifully and creates an exceptional mix of unmissable theatre.

Credited with staging the definitive Playboy, Druid and Tony Award-winning Director Garry Hynes have wowed audiences around the world with this exceptional production.



  • Shawn Keogh Pat Connaughton
  • Michael James Flaherty Martin Coffey
  • Peasant Thomas Dunne
  • Susan Brady Pat Farrell
  • Old Mahon Gerry King
  • Christopher Mahon Mick Lally
  • Sara Tansey Gai Matthews
  • Garry Hynes
  • Pegeen Mike Marie Mullen
  • Widow Quinn Mairéad Noone
  • Honor Blake Mary Ryan

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Dave McGrath
  • Lighting Design Garry Hynes
  • Costume Design Marie Mullen

Production Team

  • Stage Manager & Set Design Dave McGrath
  • Assistant Stage Manager Mick Lally
  • Assistant Stage Manager & Lighting Engineer Donal Hynes
  • Lighting Engineer Liam O’Connor
  • Lighting Consultant Gerry Taheny
  • Props Tomas Dunne
  • Martin Coffey
  • Poster / Company Logo / Programme Mairéad Noone
  • Photography Dave McGrath