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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 →

6 Reasons Why You Should See The Weir

6 Reasons Why You Should See The Weir

On the wall about seeing The Weir? Well, that’s fair – we all need some degree of convincing. In any case here’s our 6 reasons why you should see Conor McPherson’s contemporary classic – The Weir! 1. The Weir Deals with the Paranormal Mr. McPherson’s gentle tale about the thin membrane...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 →

Reviews of The Dead School Thus Far

Reviews of The Dead School Thus Far

  “Boys and girls, I hope you are all well. The story I have for you this morning is about two teachers and the things they got up to in the days gone by…” The Dead School by Patrick McCabe has been critically acclaimed in both theatre and literary...read more →

Director’s Note | The Dead School

Director’s Note | The Dead School

Our Artistic Director Andrew Flynn tells us why he chose to mount a tour of The Dead School In July 1995 I made my way west to experience the Galway International Arts Festival. I recall queuing at Druid Theatre in an attempt to see a production called Silverlands. The...read more →

Got the Back-To-Work Blues? Try These 5 Theatre Treats

Got the Back-To-Work Blues? Try These 5 Theatre Treats

Are you annoyed and down by the fact that you must return to work this January? Well don’t you worry – Decadent has you covered. Below you will find a devious selection of theatre things that may very well cheer you up. So sit back, browse and, you know...read more →

13 Deadly Plays to See This Winter

13 Deadly Plays to See This Winter

  Irish theatre during the winter is at most dynamic stage; it is as if theatre makers are inspired by the frost, compelled by the rain and wholeheartedly invigorated by the prospect of the summer’s sun. This season we are seeing everything from new writing to musicals to classic tales to...read more →