The Playboy of the Western World, Lace Market Theatre - review

The Playboy of the Western World, Lace Market Theatre - review
 

Your reviewer has to come clean. This is the first time he has seen a straight-down-the-line Playboy of the Western World as written by J M Synge rather than an updated and/or relocated adaptation of the work.
That said, it would seem from this production that the original play hasn't worn at all well. For a farcical comedy, it isn't nowadays especially funny; and considering that its premiere in 1907 provoked an out and out riot, it isn't at all shocking.
The story is simple. A young man appears in the village – we're in County Mayo in the west of Ireland – claiming to have murdered his... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 35
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