The Playboy of the Western World

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.



  • Christopher Mahon Maelíosa Stafford
  • Old Mahon Mick Lally
  • Michael James Flaherty Ray McBride
  • Maragret Flaherty Br’d Brennan
  • Shawn Keogh Séan McGinley
  • Widow Quinn Marie Mullen
  • Philly Cullen Maurice Sheehan
  • Jimmy Farrell Padraic Breathnach
  • Sara Tansey Patricia Forde
  • Susan Brady Orfhlaith Stafford
  • Honor Blake Mary Ryan

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Garry Hynes, Stephen Plant
  • Lighting Design Maelíosa Stafford

Production Team

  • Lighting Assistant Yannig Guiomard
  • Set Construction Peter Lawson
  • Assisted by Mary Ryan, Maurice Sheehan, Séan McGinley, Bairbre N’ Chaoimh, David Calvert, Eugene Scanlon
  • Costumes Joan Sheehy, Marie Mullen
  • Properties Eugene Scanlon
  • Poster Robert Armstrong