17 September - 26 November 2011
THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Opening the new season at The Old Vic, John Crowley directs J M Synge's irreverent comic masterpiece THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD starring Niamh Cusack, Ruth Negga and Robert Sheehan.
This savagely funny Irish classic was first produced in 1907 and was met with rioting and controversy when it premiered, sending shock waves across the dramatic world.
Set in a small village in County Mayo, The Playboy of the Western World is a lyrical comedy which tells the story of lonely dreamer Christy Mahon who wanders into a pub, claiming that he has killed his father. Captivating the locals with his tale of bravery he becomes an instant hero but it turns out that there is an unexpected twist in his tale.
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Early Bird Offer
Top Price tickets for only £35*
*Terms and conditions apply: £35 tickets valid on top price tickets (usually £44.50/ £49.50). Booking fees apply. Valid for all perfs from 17 Sept - 7 Oct 2011. Must be booked by 17 Sept 2011.