The Playboy of the Western World

By J.M. Synge

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.

‘A landmark production…A company with the ensemble feel of the Abbey at it’s best…The performances are all exceptional’- The Times London
‘A triumph…A production of painstaking detail that is wonderfully refreshing and should not be missed’- Sunday Tribune
‘A masterful Playboy…magnificent…a production against which all future productions must measure themselves… my only problem in this review is where to begin my praise… one can only stand back and applaud Druid, the best theatre company in the land’- Irish Press



  • Christopher Mahon Mick Lally
  • Old Mahon Pat Connaughton
  • Michael James Flaherty Padraic Mulholland
  • Margaret Flaherty Maryanne McGrath
  • Shawn Keogh Séan McGinley
  • Widow Quinn Marie Mullen
  • Philly Cullen Paul O’Neill
  • Jimmy Farrell Eamon Kelly
  • Sara Tansey Orna Garvey
  • Susan Brady Catherine Phillips
  • Honor Blake Gai Matthews

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Garry Hynes
  • Lighting Design Donal Hynes