Christy Mahon’s arrival in a Mayo shebeen creates a stir when his confession to murdering his tyrannical father wins him a hero status among the locals, and the heart of the publican’s daughter, Pegeen, only for his fortunes to turn when his very much alive father shows up in the village seeking out his ‘good for nothing’ son.
Hinterland is a brand new touring community theatre project created by Robert Power, with the aim to bring theatre out into towns and villages around Ireland. It is made up of a mix of new and experienced performers and theatre makers from Tipperary and its hinterlands in the South East of Ireland. The group received a fantastic reaction to their first production, J.M Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World, last summer, which included a live traditional music accompaniment. They performed to packed audiences in towns and villages around Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny and finished on Inis Meáin in the Aran Islands, a place of great inspiration to the writer. The incredible reception has encouraged the group to remount the production in 2023 and head out on tour again, with a run of dates which will also include 8 different festivals around the country on the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival.