Event The Playboy of the Western World
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Venue Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 25 July 1978
Last Date 2 September 1978
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description The story of a man who becomes the town hero after he boasts of murdering his "da." Set in County Mayo, Ireland, the town is initially seduced by Michael Flaherty, but then savagely turns on him when all is revealed.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Subjects Irish people
Name Function Notes
Don Bridges Actor Drummer
Sally Cahill Actor Sara Tansey
Lloyd Cunnington Actor Michael James Flaherty
Helen Darlington Actor Peasant
Mercia Deane-Johns Actor Nelly
Michael Edgar Actor Susan Brady
Anthony Hawkins Actor Jimmy Farrell
Edwin Hodgeman Actor Christopher Mahon
Nina Holgate Actor Peasant
Irene Inescort Actor Widow Quin
Laurie Jordan Actor Bellman
Adele Lewin Actor Honor Blake
Judith McGrath Actor Susan Brady
Bruce Spence Actor Shawn Keogh
Katy Wild Actor Margaret Flaherty
Roderick Williams Actor Philly Cullen
Ernest Wilson Actor Peasant
Peter Salmon Assistant Stage Manager
Tony Tripp Designer
Ray Lawler Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Murray Taylor Lighting Operator
John Millington Synge Playwright
Peter Roehlen Production Manager
Julanne Rosbrook Stage Manager
Text Nationality Ireland
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Cast List MTC Records
Event Identifier 5988