Playboy of the Wide World

There’s nowt twixt a hero’s tale and an evil deed.

Playboy_of_the_Wide_World_promoimage_webA sleepy rural community is shaken by the arrival of a mysterious and dangerous young man. On the run for killing his own evil Father, the town hails him as a hero. The women want him, and men want to be him. The village and all it’s dubious riches are his for the taking.

And then his Father turns up, very much alive.

Bold as brass, big and brash; Hedgepig’s Playboy of the Wide World is a dark, wildly comic tale of rural folk and rural ways, heroes and villains, patricide and love. And goats.

Hedgepig Theatre have taken J.M. Synge’s original Playboy of the Western World, torn it apart and rebuilt it from the ground up, to their own twisted specification. Hedgepig’s new script has been developed alongside the cast’s own improvisations and experiences, giving each performance a truly unpredictable flavour.

This is Hedgepig Theatre’s biggest full production to date, following on from the critically acclaimed Miss JulieDouble Barrel 1 & 2 and Playhouse Creatures.

Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July – 7.30pm, with an addition 2pm Saturday matinee
Tickets: £10.00/£8.00 (concessions)
Box Office: 01904 613000 or Book Online

(Please note there is a £1.50 per transaction charge if booking online. If you would like your tickets posted to you then there is a 50p charge to cover postage costs.)

Praise for Hedgepig Theatre:

Very rarely does a theatre group emerge with such a polished product as Hedgepig.” – One & Other Magazine (Miss Julie)

“Hedgepig are fantastic… fine and compelling storytelling” Love Leeds Radio (Double Barrel)

“Brashly humorous, provocative, even truculent, but intelligent.” York Press (Playhouse Creatures)

Magically intimate and involving.” – The Nouse (Miss Julie)

Adapted and Directed by Andy Curry – Based on the original play by J.M. Synge
Assistant Director Anna Rose James
Produced by Gemma Sharp
Costume design by Julia Smith
Lighting design by Kelli Zezulka
Music by Alexander King