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The Playboy of the Western World

A new version


  • Playwright

    Bisi Adigun  Roddy Doyle 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    John Millington (J.M.) Synge

  • Synopsis

    In this new version set in West Dublin, Christy Mahon is Christopher Malomo, a well-educated refugee from Nigeria, on the run after he ‘killed’ his father with a pestle for pounding yams.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Jimmy Joe Hanley
Sarah Kate Stanley Brennan
Christopher Giles Terera
Widow Quin Angeline Ball
Susan Aoife Duffin
Malomo Olu Jacobs
Seán Laurence Kinlan
Michael Liam Carney
Philly Phelim Drew
Pegeen Eileen Walsh
Honor Charlene Gleeson
Production Team  
Director Jimmy Fay
Set Designer Anthony Lamble
Lighting Designer Sinead Wallace
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Sound Designer Ivan Birthistle
Sound Designer Vincent Doherty
Fight Director Paul Burke
Deputy Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Assistant Stage Manager Orla Burke
Company Stage Manager Anne Layde
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Arambe Productions

  • Address

    14 Roebuck Park
    Goatstown, Dublin 14
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +234 (0) 8123054266

  • Email

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.