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Kildare > Arts > The Playboy of the Western World

Big Telly Theatre Company presents - The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge

Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Tuesday 4th March
8.00pm (Tickets €10/14)
Booking 045 448333

This popular comedy classic tells the tale of ‘ugly young streeler’ Christy Mahon who arrives in an isolated shebeen and impresses all with his gory confession. Christy is on the run after splitting open his father’s head with a shovel and his story grows with his reputation until the whole town declares him the champion ‘Playboy of the Western World’. Passions run high when his tell-and-kiss story wins him local girl Pegeen Mike, but when a jilted lover and a jealous widow oppose the match, the plot thickens. A wake, a sports day and a marriage proposal mean there’s never a dull moment but the sudden appearance of the person you’d least expect puts the scuppers on Christy’s plans…

Don’t miss this spirited revival of Ireland’s favourite comedy classic starring John Hewitt as Pegeen’s father and directed by Zoë Seaton.

Zoe Seaton’s direction is faultless… John Hewitt, one of Northern Ireland’s best loved character actors…has us in his baggy pockets in a trice.”
The News Letter, review of Lovers by Brian Friel, March 1999

Big Telly Theatre Company’s energetic and enthralling playing of Brian Friel’s Lovers swept one away from a rainy Belfast as only beautifully written and performed theatre can. It was a joy to laugh so loudly.
Irish News, review of Lovers by Brian Friel, March 1999

For further information, please contact Catríona, Antoinette, Gráinne
or Lisa on (045) 448314/5 or by e-mail at

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