The Playboy of the Western World by J M Synge
6 to 13 April 2019
Christy Mahon is a young man who enters Flaherty’s, a tavern on County Mayo’s west coast. He makes an outrageous claim. Despite the villainous nature of the claim, the townsfolk – particularly the women – are enraptured by Christy’s storytelling abilities and natural charm.
When it was published, Synge’s play became both popular and reviled for its depiction of Irish characters. The lack of a moral voice, and the fact the characters are more occupied and thrilled with the controversy rather than with revulsion saw many protest the play’s staging, with riots breaking out at several theatres.
Booking opens – Members: 4 March; Non-members: 11 March.
Saturday Box Office – 16, 23, 30 March. 6 April.
|Christy Mahon||Charlie Gallagher|
|Old Mahon, his father||Steve Williamson|
|Michael James Flaherty, a publican||Michael Gallagher|
|Margaret Flaherty, his daughter||Eilidh Pollard|
|Shawn Keogh, a young man||Toby Harris|
|Widow Quin||Victoria Johnson|
|This play is sponsored by:|
|The 2018-19 season is sponsored by: SC & P Jones (91 Chapel Lane)||Builders & Plumbers merchant and bathroom specialists|
|Assistant director||Linda Batson|
|Stage manager||Helen Bingle|
|Ticket secretary||Pat Pinnock|