TitleThe Playboy of the Western World
AuthorSynge, John Millington
VenueThe Old Vic
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night10/22/1975
Press Night10/29/1975
Closing Night12/23/1975
Performance Length2 hours, 30 minutes (including two 15 minute intervals)
Number of Performances25
Performer Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE122800Rea; StephenChristopher Mahon
ROLE122801Devlin; J GOld Mahon, Mahon's father, a squatter
ROLE122802Redmond; LiamMichael James Flaherty (called Michael James), a publican
ROLE122803Fleetwood; SusanMargaret Flaherty (called Pegeen Mike), Michael James' daughter
ROLE122804Norton; JimSean Keogh, Margaret's second cousin, a young farmer
ROLE122805Stephens; P GPhilly O' Cullen, a small farmer
ROLE122806Byrne; EddieJimmy Farrell, a small farmer
ROLE122807Whiting; MargaretWidow Quin
ROLE122808Crowley; JeananneSara Tansey, village girl
ROLE122809O'Grady; RynaghSusan Brady, village girl
ROLE122810Connolly; NoraHonor Blake, village girl
ROLE122811Donnelly; TerryNelly McLaughlin, village girl
ROLE122812Webster; HarryBellman
ROLE122813Keating; MichaelPeasant
ROLE122814Casey; BobbyOn Stage Musician: Fiddle
ROLE122815McCarthy; MarionOn Stage Musician: Whistle
ROLE122816McCarthy; TommyOn Stage Musician: Pipes
ROLE122817Morgan; LaurieOn Stage Musician / Bodhran
ROLE122822Flood; KevinPeasant
Creative Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE109740Synge; John Millington (1871-1909)Writer
ROLE103247Bryden; Bill (1942-)Director
ROLE122818Scott; GeoffreySettings
ROLE106505Clancy; DeirdreCostumes
ROLE116356Phillips; Andrew / AndyLighting
ROLE122819Graham-Jones; SebastianStaff Director
ROLE109378McCallum; MartinProduction Manager
ROLE104552Harvey; JackieStage Manager
ROLE122820Smith; JenniferDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE122767Gadd; JeremyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE122821Markham; ElizabethAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE107253Vanden Ende; AnthonyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE104798Ayliff; Sue / SusannaSound
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE109144Caulfield; JohnAssistant to the Director
ROLE141586The ChieftainsMusic
Catalogue
Ref_NoTitleDateSeries
RNT/SM/1/93The Playboy of the Western World1975Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/5/27The Playboy of the Western World1975Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PR/2/1/139National Theatre's to stage J M Synge's Playboy of the Western World19 August 1975Press Releases 1960-1979
RNT/PP/1/1/319The Playboy of the Western WorldOctober 1975Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PO/5/62The Playboy of the Western World1975Set Photographs
RNT/PP/2/5/50The Lyttelton TheatreJuly 1976Repertory Posters
RNT/PP/2/1/111The Playboy of the Western WorldOctober 1975Pre-South Bank Posters
RNT/PR/4/1/96The Playboy of the Western WorldAugust 1975 - May 1977Press Production Review Files
RNT/E/3/3/2The Playboy of the Western World1976Background Packs
RNT/PR/3/90The Playboy of the Western World1975Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/SM/2/1/73The Playboy of the Western World1975 - 1977Pre-South Bank Show Reports
CF/8/45The Playboy of the Western World1975Scripts
RNT/CO/1/78The Playboy of the Western World1975Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PP/3/9/1/1The Playboy of the Western World1975Old Vic Cast Lists
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