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The Weir

By Conor McPherson

‘Gorgeously atmospheric revival of Conor McPherson’s haunting rural drama.’ The Stage
‘…you could have heard a pin drop… As they left the theatre many were still pondering had they been watching and listening to truth, fiction, fantasy, or folk tales’ Bristol Post
‘…celebrates Irish storytelling and depicts rural life with humour and emotion.’ The Argus
‘poignantly moving.’ The Reviews Hub (Colchester)

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling modern classic opened at the Mercury Theatre prior to embarking on a UK tour in its 20th Anniversary year.

In a small Irish town, the locals gather round the crackling fire of Brendan’s bar to pass the hours together, safe from the clutches of a dark night. Huddled away from the howling wind on the Knock, stories of local folklore start to unfold as quickly as the beer and whiskey flow. As the night thickens, so too the storytellers tunnel ever deeper into their own lives, and perhaps even the life beyond. But as the friends mine their memories of the past, darkly buried secrets being to re-emerge.


An English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester co-production.


Mercury Theatre Colchester

8 - 16 Sep 2017

Harrogate Theatre

19 - 23 Sep 2017

The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

26 - 30 Sep 2017

Cast, Doncaster

3 - 7 Oct 2017

Bristol Old Vic

10 - 14 Oct 2017

Exeter Northcott Theatre

17 - 21 Oct 2017

Oldham Coliseum

24 - 28 Oct 2017

Lighthouse Poole

7 - 11 Nov 2017

Lawrence Batley Theatre

15 - 18 Nov 2017

Yvonne Arnaud Guildford

21 - 25 Nov 2017

The Lowry, Salford

23 - 27 Jan 2018

Chichester Festival Theatre

30 Jan - 3 Feb 2018

Theatr Clwyd, Mold

13 - 17 Feb 2018

Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

20 - 24 Feb 2018

Richmond Theatre

27 Feb - 3 Mar 2018

Cambridge Arts Theatre

6 - 10 Mar 2018

Rehearsal Gallery


Creative Team

Written by

Conor McPherson


Adele Thomas


Madeline Girling

Lighting Designer

Lee Curran

Composer and Sound Designer

Richard Hammarton

Assistant Director

Katie-Ann McDonough

Assistant Lighting Designer

Dara Hoban

Dialect Coack

Hugh O’Shea

Fight Director

Kev McCurdy

Casting Consultant

Ginny Schiller CDG

Production Photographer

Marc Brenner



Sam O’Mahony


Natalie Radmall-Quirke


John O’Dowd


Sean Murray


Louis Dempsey