About The Weir
Following the critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, The Weir
to Wyndham's Theatre
for twelve weeks only.
When it first premièred in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics' Circle and Olivier awards for Best New Play, and established Conor McPherson as one of our greatest living playwrights.
Josie Rourke's critically-lauded, production reunites the extraordinary original Donmar company; Risteárd Cooper, Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwan, Peter McDonald and Ardal O'Hanlon. This is the first major British revival of one of the all-time great modern classics.
★★★★★ "Josie Rourke’s pitch-perfect production does full justice to both the humour and the depth of this wonderful play. The Weir is a modern classic" Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ "Brian Cox saves his best till last. Jack’s closing tale of lost love is a masterpiece" Daily Mail
★★★★ "There are golden comic moments… a haunting, bittersweet pleasure" Evening Standard
★★★★★ "A treat for newcomers to the play and a chance for those who know it to savour its emotional profundities afresh" Daily Express
★★★★★ "A production that holds you enthralled" Metro
★★★★ "Enthralling... the entire beauty and sadness of humanity flower before us" The Times
★★★★ "A revival that confirms The Weir's status as a contemporary classic" The Guardian
★★★★ "Josie Rourke's beautifully acted revival... a deeply humane play" The Independent
The Weir is set In Brendan's isolated pub on the west coast of Ireland, four men are gathering for a session, where their boasts are matched by their pints. The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a woman– spurs them to impress her with their story-telling. They are stories of souls past and of spirits very much present. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of them could have foreseen.
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