The Weir by Conor McPherson

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THE WEIR BY CONOR MCPHERSON

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 summer’s night. Decadent’s production marks the first major Irish revival and national tour of The Weir, an undoubted modern classic.

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REVIEWS

4stars

“Perfectly measured.”

IRISH EXAMINER

 

4stars

“This is a first rate production of a play that reaches powerfully into the understated drama of ordinary lives.”

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

 

4stars

“Haunting.”

THE REVIEWS HUB

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“The Weir takes the audience to an otherworldly dimension.”

SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

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“A very professional and enjoyable production.”

EVENING ECHO

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“A soaring hymn to the power of storytelling.” 

BROADWAY WORLD

 


CAST

Garrett Keogh – Finbarr
Gary Lydon – Jack
Frankie McCafferty – Jim
Janet Moran – Valerie
Patrick Ryan – Brendan

 

EDUCATION

6 Reasons Why You Should See The Weir
The Weir: Storytelling that Transforms
5 Quotes From 5 Chief Theatre Critics About The Weir
Decadent Presents The Weir and The Pillowman

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