20 March - 25 March 2017 ,
Sat Mat 2.30pm
CONOR MCPHERSON’S THE WEIR
The spellbinding, beautifully observed hit from the master of suspenseful realism; combining superbly chilling tales of the supernatural with the hilarious banter of a small community in the heart of rural Ireland.
Olivier Award for Best New Play
Evening Standard Award for Best New Playwright
Critic’s Circle Award for Most Promising New Playwright
A bar in a remote part of Ireland. The local lads are swapping spooky stories to impress a young woman recently moved to the area from Dublin. As the drink flows and the stories become increasingly frightening, it’s clear that Valerie has something on her mind. She has a tale to tell that’ll stop them all dead in their tracks.
Review of recent production in The Guardian link
The Weir was voted one of the 100 most significant plays of the 20th Century in a poll conducted by the Royal National Theatre, London. It tied at 40th place with Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge.
The Guardian critic, Michael Billington, listed The Weir as one of the 101 greatest plays of all time in his 2015 book ‘The 101 Greatest Plays: From Antiquity to the Present’