The Playboy of the Western World

by John Millington Synge
November 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7.30pm, Matinees November 10 at 4.00pm, November 16 at 2.00pm, Early November 12 @ 6.30pm
Odeon Theatre, Queens Street, Norwood

“Well, it’s great luck and company I’ve won me – two fine women fighting for the likes of me – till I’m thinking this night wasn’t I a foolish fellow not to kill my father in the years gone by.” 

When this play first opened, it caused riots in Dublin because of its perceived defamation of the Irish national character. A hundred years on, it is regarded as a theatrical masterpiece, and the greatest Irish comedy ever written.

Into an Irish country pub one dark night, staggers Christy Mahon, a young dreamer, who confesses to killing his father with a shovel. Rather than shocking the locals, Christy’s tall tale propels him to hero-status, and two women – the landlord’s feisty daughter Pegeen Mike, and the man-eating Widow Quin – begin vying for his attentions.

But how long will his popularity last?