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The Weir at The Lyric

The Weir at The Lyric

The Weir’s current run at The Lyric must end September 30th Book here “McPherson’s writing powerfully and poetically evokes social cohesion, loneliness and the irresistible pull of the supernatural. Director Andrew Flynn has a reputation for burrowing under the skin of a text and he unwinds McPherson’s play at...read more →

Conor McPherson’s ‘Girl From The North Country’

Conor McPherson’s ‘Girl From The North Country’

Girl From the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is one of the standout hits of the season on London’s West End. The Old Vic AN INSTANT CLASSIC The Times Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge huddle...read more →

The Galway Arts Festival – 2017

The Galway Arts Festival – 2017

The Galway International Arts Festival is celebrating it’s 40th year in 2017 and is all set to be the biggest and best yet.  It brings together music, visual arts, theatre and dance to turn the Western city into a cornucopia of treats for the senses.  Last year they managed...read more →

5 Good Reasons To See Pumpgirl

5 Good Reasons To See Pumpgirl

1. Pumpgirl has a stellar cast. Samantha Heaney played the title role in the Lyric Theatre production directed by Andrew Flynn in 2008. She also played the title role in the 2009 movie version, directed by Carol Moore, with screenplay by Abbie Spallen. Not only is she an amazing...read more →

Pumpgirl at Galway Arts Festival 2017

Pumpgirl at Galway Arts Festival 2017

  Decadent Theatre Company present PUMPGIRL at the Galway Arts Festival 2017, 15-30 July 2017 Pumpgirl, written by award-wining Newry playwright Abbie Spallen, is set in a petrol station just north of the border, located on the wrong side of the fluctuating exchange rate. A turbo-charged race through the...read more →

The Weir: Awards, More Awards and Nominations

The Weir: Awards, More Awards and Nominations

The heightened position of The Weir within critical circles has led to a hefty amount of award nominations and wins Conor McPherson’s play The Weir (1997) achieved critical and popular success at three world-renowned theatres in the late 1990s: the Royal Court in London, the Gate in Dublin, and...read more →

5 Quotes From 5 Chief Theatre Critics About The Weir

5 Quotes From 5 Chief Theatre Critics About The Weir

When it comes to assessing a play’s worth, it can be best to leave it to the experts… Plays like The Weir are very rare. Why so? Well, The Weir is a modern favourite of the critics. Not only is it seen as a vital constituent to the Anglo-Irish canon of theatre but also...read more →

The Weir: Storytelling that Transforms

The Weir: Storytelling that Transforms

In this confusing age of definitive facts and expert opinions, The Weir’s profoundly affecting use of age old storytelling techniques helps create a unique space of trust, sharing, mutual regard, and engagement within the most unlikely of environments (a rural pub) and participants (4 middle aged introvert men and...read more →

Decadent Presents The Weir and The Pillowman

Decadent Presents The Weir and The Pillowman

We are thrilled to announce that The Weir and The Pillowman will tour in 2016 The seminal and unforgettable plays of The Weir by Conor McPherson and The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh will be toured around Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2016 by Decadent Theatre Company. These two plays constitute...read more →

The Dead School: An Ordinary Descent into Mayhem

The Dead School: An Ordinary Descent into Mayhem

“I’m not interested in writing about murder and mayhem per se, I think that is a kind of conduit or filter through which I refract or push my imaginative view of what the world is all about. Being born, living and dying – it is mayhem, chaos and madness.”...read more →