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 Maeliosa Stafford
  • Old Mahon Mick Lally
  • Michael James Flaherty Paddy Dooney
  • Margaret Flaherty Brid Brennan
  • Shawn Keogh Séan McGinley
  • Widow Quin Marie Mullen
  • Philly Cullen Ray McBride
  • Jimmy Farrell Máirtín Jamsie
  • Sara Tansey Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
  • Susan Brady Joan Sheehy
  • Honor Blake Pauline McLynn


  • Design Garry Hynes, Stephen Plant
  • Lighting Design Barbara Bradshaw
  • Lighting Operated by Tom Conroy, Steve Ward
  • Set Constructed by Steve Plant, Padraig O'Neill and Arena
  • Props Moya McHugh
  • Poster Robert Armstrong
  • Programme Jerome Hynes
  • Production Photography Mark Kilroy
  • Publicity Jerome Hynes, Ollie Jennings and Sharon Kean