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Playboy Of The West Indies

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Synge's classic gets a Caribbean overhaul. Read More >

It doesn’t take much to become a hero in the sleepy village of Mayaro, Trinidad.
So when a stranger runs into Peggy’s rum shop announcing he has killed his father, he instantly becomes the envy of all the men and the desire of all the women.

Synge’s classic Playboy of the Western World, is transferred to Trinidad, with hilarious consequences.

Playboy of the West Indies received its world premiere at the Tricycle in 1984. It has subsequently received more than twenty productions worldwide. It returned to the Tricycle in 1994 with great success, and has been televised for the BBC. This is its 20th anniversary production.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 02/12/2004

Opening Night: 06/12/2004

Closing Night: 22/01/2005

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Cast & Creative


Director - Nicholas Kent

Producer - The Tricycle Theatre and the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company

Author - Mustapha Matura (based on The Playboy Of The Western World by John Synge)

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