Announcing… Playboy of the Wide World

Hedgepig Theatre is proud to announce it’s next production:



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


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

A 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.

Playboy of the Wide World is being performed 17th-18th July 2013 at 7 Arts Theatre, Leeds and 19th-21st July 2013 The Friargate Theatre, York – including a Saturday matinee.

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