20 February 2017 - 4 March 2017
Decadent Theatre Company & Verdant Productions in association with The Gaiety Theatre present
From Broadway & West End, Winner of the Olivier Award For Best New Play
By Conor McPherson
Final Performances at the Gaiety Theatre Must End This Sat 4 March
"Conor McPherson work stands up well to new scrutiny....a powerful playwright.....the entire cast is impressive"
"the extraordinary power of storytelling...with witty realistic dialogue....fine performances"
The Sunday Times
★★★★ “Perfectly measured.”
★★★★ “This is a first rate production of a play that reaches powerfully into the understated drama of ordinary lives.”
The Mail On Sunday
★★★★“A mesmerising and haunting night.” The Stage
Enjoying rave reviews and standing ovations every night, Conor McPherson’s award-winning pièce de résistance The Weir at the Gaiety Theatre is now in its final performances and must end this Saturday 4 March.
From Broadway and the West End and the winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Weir features powerful performances from all cast members, Gary Lydon (Brooklyn, Borstal Boy, The Pillowman), Janet Moran (Plough and the Stars, LOVE/HATE), Patrick Ryan (Red Rock) Garrett Keogh (A Skull in Connemara, The Clinic, Veronica Guerin) and Frankie McCafferty (Vikings, Ballykissangel, Trial of the Century, In the Name of the Father).
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 premiere in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle, George Devine and Olivier award for Best New Play. Quietly compelling and strangely chilling,The Weir is the perfect story for a summer’s night.
The production will be brought to the stage by the critically acclaimed, and award winning, creative team, with director Andrew Flynn (The Pllowman), Owen MacCarthaigh (set design), Carl Kennedy (sound design) and Petra Breathnach (costume design).
The Weir at The Gaiety Theatre
Must End Saturday 4th March 2017
Tickets: From €24,50 (Including booking fee and €1 restoration levy)
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Reviews for previous productions of The Weir:
“Truly marvellous and thought-provoking.” The Sunday Times
“A treat for newcomers to the play and a chance for those who know it to savour its emotional profundities afresh. “Daily Express
“A masterpiece.” Daily Mail
“Pitch-perfect, I have no doubt that The Weir is a modern classic.” Daily Telegraph
“Golden comic moments, flashes of poetry… delicate and haunting” Evening Standard
“I sat compelled throughout.” Financial Times
“Magnificent.” The Guardian
“Takes your breath away… Truly haunting.” Independent
“Wonderfully humorous and heart breaking.” Independent on Sunday
“Enthralling… The entire beauty and sadness of humanity flower before us.” The Times
“A contemporary classic.” Mail on Sunday
“A mesmerising and haunting night.” ★★★★ The Stage