Based on J M Synge’s Playboy of the Western World.
Playboy of the West Indies opened at the Oxford Playhouse in 1984 and subsequently toured the UK finishing at the Tricycle Theatre in London. It has also enjoyed huge success in the United States, most notably at The Court Theatre, Chicago; Arena Stage, Washington; New Jersey and Yale Rep. The Court Theatre Chicago's production was nominated for four Jefferson Awards. There was an extremely successful revival of the play at the Lincoln Center, New York in 1993. Mustapha also wrote the television adaptation, screened on BBC2 in 1985.
The play was recently revived at the Tricycle Theatre and the Nottingham Playhouse.