The Weir by Conor McPherson at The Lyric
05 – 30 Sept
Tues – Sat: 7.45pm, Sat & Sun matinee: 2.30pm
WINNER OF THE EVENING STANDARD, CRITICS’ CIRCLE AND OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST PLAY
“There’s no dark like a winter night in the country…”
On a stormy night in Brendan’s pub, isolated above a Leitrim town, the men are gathering for their daily pint. The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a beautiful woman – spurs them to impress her with stories. They are stories of souls past, spirits present and spectres unforeseen. One story, however, is more chilling, more sinister and more real than any of them could have foreseen.
On its première in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier award for Best New Play, and established Conor McPherson’s eerie tale as a masterpiece of modern theatre. Quietly compelling and strangely chilling, The Weir is the perfect story for a September night. Decadent’s production marks the first major Irish revival and national tour of The Weir, an undoubted modern classic.