2009 Drama Desk Award winner Aaron Monaghan will star in the Druid Theatre's revival of JM Synge's The Playboy of the Western World, which will begin a two-month UK regional tour in Oxford on May 6, ahead of a planned London transfer. Tony Award winner Garry Hynes will helm the production.

Synge's 1907 Irish classic tells the story of Christy Mahon, who stumbles into a public house in County Mayo claiming he has killed his father and so capturing the imagination of the locals and the romantic attention of the daughter of the house, Pegeen Mike.

The cast will include Derbhle Crotty, Andrew Bennett, Clare Dunne, Andy Kellegher, Aidan Kelly, Marcus Lamb, Christiane O'Mahony, John Olohan, Gemma Reeves, and Seona Tully. The show is designed by Francis O'Connor, with lighting by Davy Cunningham, sound by John Leonard, costumes by Kathy Strachan and original music by Sam Jackson.

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