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The Playboy of the Western World, is about life on the margins and the lengths we go to, to create a reality more exciting than the place we find ourselves.

Part of the Belfast International Arts Festival

Pegeen is fed up. She’s not getting younger and is desperate to escape the confines of a life stuck in the middle of nowhere. When the stranger Christy Mahon arrives at her father’s shebeen, with a story that sets the village talking, he is welcomed with admiration by the locals, even Pegeen. But all is not as it seems, and soon the playboy’s past threatens to catch up with him.

John Millington Synge is one of Ireland’s greatest writers and a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival. Met with controversy when it was first staged at the Abbey Theatre in 1907, his brutally hilarious masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World, is about life on the margins and the lengths we go to, to create a reality more exciting than the place we find ourselves. Written by John Millington Synge Directed by Oonagh Murphy

Tickets & Pricing
  • Tickets £12-28
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Sat, 19 Oct 2019 2:15 - 4:00pm
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Sat, 19 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Sun, 20 Oct 2019 2:15 - 4:00pm
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Sun, 20 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Tue, 22 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Thu, 24 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Fri, 25 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Sat, 26 Oct 2019 2:15 - 4:00pm
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Sat, 26 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Sun, 27 Oct 2019 2:15 - 4:00pm
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Tue, 29 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Wed, 30 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Thu, 31 Oct 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Fri, 01 Nov 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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Sat, 02 Nov 2019 2:15 - 4:00pm
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Sat, 02 Nov 2019 7:15 - 10:00pm
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