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.



  • Christopher Mahon Mick Lally
  • Old Mahon Gerry King
  • Michael James Flaherty Martin Coffey
  • Margaret Flaherty (Pegeen Mike) Marie Mullen
  • Widow Quin Mairead Noone
  • Shawn Keogh Pat Connaughton
  • Philly Cullen Jimmy McDonagh
  • Jimmy Farrell Pat Heaney
  • Sara Tansey Gai Matthews
  • Susan Brady Pat Farrell
  • Honor Blake Mary Ryan
  • Peasant Tomas Dunne