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  • Date:

    1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bird, Richard (designers)
    Mayhew, Michael (designers)
    J&P Atchison (printers (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed ink on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pictorial and typographic.


1975 (made)


Bird, Richard (designers)
Mayhew, Michael (designers)
J&P Atchison (printers (people))

Materials and Techniques

Printed ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped with Theatre Museum, V.A.M. stamp.


Height: 76.5 cm poster, Width: 50.8 cm poster

Object history note

Associated Production: The Playboy of the Western World. Playwright: John Millington Synge. Director: Bill Bryden. Set designer: Geoffrey Scott. Costume designer: Deirdre Clancy. Actors: J.G. Devlin, Susan Fleetwood, Jim Norton, Stephen Rea. Composer: The Chieftains. National Theatre, London. 25.10.1975. Performance category: comedy.

Descriptive line

Poster advertising The Playboy of the Western World at The National Theatre - Old Vic, 1975

Production Note

The design for this poster was taken from a painting by Jack Yeats at the time of the first production - he designed the costumes.


Paper; Ink




Entertainment & Leisure; Prints


Theatre and Performance Collection

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