“Synge’s irreverent comic masterpiece”
First staged in Dublin in 1907, it caused a riot.
Set in a village in County Mayo, a young chancer, Christy Mahon, wanders into a pub claiming he has killed his bullying father.
The locals, instead of condemning the act, are enchanted by his colourful story and hail him an instant hero. The men toast him and drink more, the women try to woo him, but there are unexpected twists to his tale……