Set in a bar in a remote part of Ireland, the local lads are swapping spooky stories to impress an attractive young woman, Valerie, recently arrived from Dublin. What begins as a simple visit to the local pub soon turns out to be an evening of both funny and spellbinding stories, until the final tale takes a strange and unexpected twist...Hailed as the best new play of the nineties, when The Weir premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre, London in 1997, it won McPherson the Evening Standard ‘Most Promising Playwright Award, and in 1999 it won the prestigious Olivier Award for ‘Best New Play .
Approximate runtime 90minutes.
Age Advisory: 14+Performers Louis Dempsey (Finbar), John O'Dowd (Jim), Natalie Raqdmall-Quirke (Valerie), Sean Murray (Jack), Sam O'Mahony (Brendan).
Author Conor McPherson. Producer English Touring Theatre. Producer Mercury Theatre Colchester. Director Adele Thomas. Design Madeleine Girling. Lighting Lee Curran. Music Richard Hammarton. Sound Richard Hammarton.
Review: The Weir10Oct17: Seen at Bristol Old Vic, presented by Mercury Theatre Colchester and English Touring Theatre.4