The Playboy of the Western World
written by John Millington Synge
directed by David Blakey
Thursday 5 November to Saturday 7 November at 8pm
Sunday 8 November at 2pm
Tuesday 10 November to Friday 13 November at 8pm
Saturday 14 Nov at 2pm & 8pm
Opening the new season at Stables Theatre, David Blakey directs J M Synge's irreverent comic masterpiece THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD.
1907, Michael James Flaherty’s bar sits close by the sea in west County Mayo Ireland where the locals can walk round the bay or cross on the sands when the tide’s out to get to it. Michael’s daughter Pegeen runs the bar and she and Shawn Keogh are engaged and waiting for the church’s dispensation to marry. Lonely dreamer Christy Mahon wanders into the bar and claims to have killed his father. Captivating the locals and Pegeen with his tale of bravery he becomes an instant hero. The adventure gallops along, like a donkey race on the sands, with laughs along the way until we finally find out where Pegeen’s heart lies.
"In a good play every speech should be as fully flavoured as a nut or apple." ~ J.M. Synge
Michael James Flaherty