Kilmuckridge Drama – The Playboy of the Western World

Kilmuckridge Drama Group present
‘The Playboy of the Western World’
by John Millington Synge


A small community in County Mayo is thrown into turbulence with
the arrival of Christy Mahon, a mysterious stranger claiming to have killed his
father. The local men aren’t sure if he is a danger, and the local women find him
fascinating. Michael James Flaherty the local publican takes a shine to him, and
his daughter Pegeen Mike finds his company preferable to that of her dull fiancée,
Shawn Keogh. However, it transpires that Christy’s father is not dead after all, when
Old Mahon arrives with a gaping head wound, searching for his ungrateful son.

History of the Group
Kilmuckridge Drama Group reformed in 2007 and has taken part each year on the
Three Act circuit and later the One Act circuit. The group reached the Three Act
Confined Finals from 2008 to 2012 and were crowned Winners of the Confined
Finals in 2014. In 2015 and 2018 the group reached the Three Act All Ireland Finals of
the Open section. The group returned to the Confined section in 2019 winning many
awards and reaching the Three Act Confined Finals in 2019.