The Playboy of the Western World (Theatre)

NOTE:  This performance is now SOLD OUT

John Millington Synge's landmark play is considered the most brilliant Irish comedy ever written.

Pegeen Flaherty manages her father's run-down pub on the coast of far-west Ireland. ll she has ahead of her is marriage to her wet, religiously fanatical second-cousin Shawn. hen, one night, in crawls a weedy young man - Christy Mahon - claiming to have killed his drunken, abusive old man with a shovel. Awed by this daring and subversive act, instead of turning him over to the law, the locals make him into a hero. Catapulted into rock-star status, Christy finds himself besieged by farm-girl groupies, and being fought over by both Pegeen and the man-eating Widow Quin. That is until……..



Veering wildly between the anarchic, the poetically romantic, the violent and the outrageously funny, Synge's timeless fable exposes the way societies need to create celebrities, and then - just as quickly - turn on them and tear them down.

All seating is general admission. Please note doors into theatre close promptly at 7.30pm so out of respect for the actors please do not arrive late.

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  • Sharon

    I have to agree I struggled with the accents too and just how the English language has changed in 100 years. The thing I like about real theatre though is the variety and unknown. As always I think the actors put their heart and soul into it and anyone who can remember all that dialogue and maintain an accent gets my admiration. I promise I'll pick a non-accented one next time! Didn't get to chat to you all but thankyou very much for coming and supporting local theatre. Cheers Sharon

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Sharon

    Have a great time in Melbourne Derek and look forward to seeing you at future events. Marnie are you now a plus 1 or was the ticket for yourself? Just trying to tally up seat numbers to reserve. Cheers Sharon

    November 9, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi Marnie, I'l ring them today and get them to add one for dinner. I'll see you at 6pm. Cheers Sharon

      November 16, 2013

    • Marnie

      Thank you Sharon see you then

      November 16, 2013

  • Sharon

    Hi All. For all those coming to dinner (10 of us) at the European Cafe on the Parade, the table is booked under my name for 6pm. We will need to order fairly quickly to ensure we get served and you get to the theatre by about 7.15 (I need to leave at 6.45). For those not having dinner please aim to be at theatre by 7.15 (parking can be a little difficult so give yourself plenty of time). I have managed to reserve seating which is good as sold out and no allocated seating. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE out of respect for the actors. Late arrivals will not be admitted until there is a break and then you will have to sit up the back.

    1 · November 14, 2013

    • Sharon

      Julie & I both volunteer there so look out for us, Julie will be checking tickets and I will be ushering. For non-dinner attendees I will catch up with you during interval and I need to collect $1 from each of you as part of meetup fee. Could you all take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the people sitting with you and especially to those who have come on their own.
      I'm looking forward to it, the last production that some of you also came to was very professional so hopefully this production will be on par. Cheers Sharon

      1 · November 14, 2013

  • Sharon

    Hi All, I have just been informed that this performance is now booked out. I hope you have all bought your tickets. Can you please adjust your RSVPs if you haven't as it is more inportant then ever that I reserve the correct number of seats for the theatre. I will send a follow up email at the end of the week with final details etc. Cheers Sharon

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sharon. I am afraid that I can't attend this function as I already have something planned. I hope to attend one in the near future. I appreciate all that you have done to organise this.

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone, Marnie was in first and I have sent the ticket to her, so look forward to seeing you all sometime in the future. Cheers Derek

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    After all this organizing I have been asked to perform at 2 big Gigs in Melbourne, so I will have to pull out even though I bought my tickets weeks ago, Sorry about this Sharon I won't make the dinner either ....if anybody wants a free ticket it is no good to me now, send me an email or give me an address, post box number and you can have it...

    November 8, 2013

    • Judy

      I have a friend that would love to come and will buy it from you. let me know if you still have it. :-)

      November 8, 2013

  • Sharon

    Hi all, I would like to confirm numbers with restaurant soon, my calculations show that the following people would like to meet for dinner - Judy, Julie, Rob, Diane, Derek, Margaret and TJ . If this is not correct could you please let me know. Also I'm going to try and reserve seating if possible, if you DO NOT require reserved seating can you please let me know otherwise I will assume you would like to sit with Meetup group, there are 21 people going so far to date. Cheers Sharon

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Judy

      if you can't get us in, can I suggest Parade Thai, just down the road. also its in the Entertainment Book ;-)

      November 1, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi Judy I booked restaurant for 10 and have calculated 10 so we should be right. I should have said above that the 21 seats are for the theatre. Cheers Sharon

      1 · November 1, 2013

  • Gavan

    Birthday of a close friend who has now decided to celebrate, so unfortunately won't see the show, it looks terrific!

    October 31, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi Gavan, enjoy the celebration. I'm glad you have acquired the taste for theatre. I heard next year "The Addams Family" the musical is coming! I will definitely be posting that one for sure.

      2 · November 1, 2013

  • Sharon

    I have made a booking for dinner at the European Cafe, 219 The Parade Norwood at 6pm (it is close to the theatre) if anyone would like to join me. Please reply if you would like dinner as I will need to confirm numbers closer to the date. ALSO TO GET $5 OFF EACH ADULT TICKET REMEMBER TO BUY TICKET(S) BY OCT 20. I have also now posted as a suggestion on People in Adelaide Meetup as well.

    1 · October 3, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi Judy, I wasn't arranging group tickets this time as it was too hard last time to collect all the money. You need to buy your own ticket but you can get $5 off if you book by Oct 20 using Earlybird Promotion code. Cheers Sharon

      October 6, 2013

    • Diane

      Count me in for dinner, Sharon! Have missed the early bird rate for tickets, as I have only just got back from overseas!

      1 · October 21, 2013

  • Sharon

    Just a friendly reminder that if you haven't already bought your ticket(s) then to get $5 off you need to book by the 20th!

    October 17, 2013

  • Rob T.

    Hi Sharon. I've bought a ticket to the play. Could you book a spot for me in the dinner please?

    October 15, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi Rob, I have added you to my dinner list. Cheers Sharon

      October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Sharon, that's nice, I am looking forward to seeing you all.

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sharon, I am new to this group and would like to attend the Dinner, as I mentioned earlier I already have my ticket for the play and this will give me a chance to meet everyone before, if you are booked out for the meal already I will just attend the play, it sounds very interesting. Derek

    October 12, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi Derek, look forward to meeting you and I have included you for dinner at 6pm. I made a tentative booking for 10 people and said I'd confirm closer to the event the exact numbers. Cheers Sharon

      October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have my ticket now and if I can get into the dinner before that would be excellent.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • margaret k.

    Look forward to the play sounds great. I would also like to put my name down for the dinner before the show with Sharon. Thanks

    1 · October 4, 2013

  • Judy

    Thanks Sharon, will get my ticket soon and see you for dinner at 6 :-)

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • TJ

    I am new to Meetup & this group so would appreciate knowing how I can meet you all when we get there and what time. I've not been to the Odeon before.

    September 29, 2013

    • Sharon

      Hi TJ, welcome to the group. This week I'm going to post a proposal to meet for dinner at 6pm so look out for that. We did that last time and it was a good way to meet people first. Even though i'll have to duck out early to get to theatre to volunteer you can stay and come with the others. Cheers Sharon

      September 29, 2013

    • TJ

      Great! Thank u.

      September 29, 2013

  • Sharon

    I will be volunteering front of house for this performance so look out for me (probably ushering). Cheers Sharon

    September 20, 2013

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