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Theatre: The Playboy of the Western World at The Gaiety Theatre – Dublin Theatre Festival (audio described performance)

5 Oct 2019 (Past)

The Gaiety Theatre

  • Audio Description

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. He rose from obscurity to international acclaim over six intense years, before his untimely death at the age of 38. 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.

Audio described performance Saturday 5th October at 2.30pm.

Programme Notes will be available on our website in advance of the performance and will also be read fifteen minutes before the start time.

Tickets – €11-46. To book tickets for this audio described performance phone box office on 01 677 8899 or email

Duration – 2hrs 15 mins including interval.

Programme Notes:

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Categories: Audiences

Tags: audio described performance, Dublin Theatre Festival, Playboy, The Gaiety Theatre

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