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RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

The Playboy of the Western World - A Radio Musical

Winner Silver PPI Radio Awards 2016..

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