The Playboy of the Western World – A Musical for Radio with all music newly composed by Justin McCarthy and adapted for radio by Diarmuid de Faoite. The production brings the listener on a journey into the ‘wild west’ of Ireland where a community, whose suffocating existence is injected with fantasy and excitement with the arrival of Christy Mahon who confesses to all that he’s on the run for ‘killing his da’ .
A re-imagining of John Millington Synge’s iconic play as you’ve never heard it before
The Narrator was Jonathan Ryan
Christy Mahon was played by Stephen Jones and Pegeen Mike was played by Aoibhinn McGinnity.
The Widow Quinn was Helen Gregg
Michael James Flaherty was played by Fred McCloskey, Old Mahon by Frank O’Sullivan and Shawn Keogh by Joe Hanley.
Jimmy Farrell was performed by Diarmuid de Faoite, and Philly O’ Cullen by Aonghus Óg MacAnally.
The characters of Sarah Tansey, Susan Brady and Honor Blake were played by Aileen Mythen, Danielle Galligan and Sophie Jo Wasson
Sound Supervision was by Mark McGrath
All music newly composed by Justin Mc Carthy, lyrics by Justin Mc Carthy and Diarmuid de Faoite
The play was adapted for Radio by Diarmuid de Faoite
The Playboy of the Western World - A Musical for Radio was directed by Gorretti Slavin
The programme is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee