Conor McPherson

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The Weir

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Director Josie Rourke Starring
  • Risteárd Cooper
  • Brian Cox
  • Dervla Kirwan
  • Peter McDonald
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    Donmar Warehouse

    The first major London revival of Conor's play, the winner of the Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

    In Brendan’s pub, isolated above the town, the men are gathering for their daily pint. The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a woman - spurs them to impress her with stories. They are stories of souls past and of spirits very much present. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen.

    The play opened at the Wyndham's Theatre on 16th January for a twelve week run. Directed by Josie Rourke, the West End transfer stars the original Donmar cast of Risteárd Cooper, Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwan, Peter McDonald and Ardal O'Hanlon.

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    through a static but enthralling hundred minutes, the entire beauty and sadness of humanity flower before us Libby Purves
    The Times
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    a glorious evening of storytelling Veronica Lee
    The Arts Desk


    I have no doubt that The Weir is a modern classic Charles Spencer
    The Telegraph


    a revival that confirms The Weir's status as a contemporary classic. Michael Billington
    The Guardian


    this peculiar Irish balancing act between breath-taking oddity and numbing normality that makes The Weir - a modern classic, that's for sure - so utterly absorbing and beguiling. Michael Coveney
    What's On Stage


    [a] magnificent West End transfer... Unmissable Fiona Mountford
    Evening Standard


    it's the startling detail and exact sense of atmosphere and topography that makes The Weir such an enthralling and deeply satisfying play Michael Coveney
    WhatsOnStage


    quietly unassuming and yet emotionally searing play... a slow burn of a play, full of toasty banter and tiny moments when the characters unwittingly reveal the depth of their dolefulness Lyn Gardner
    The Guardian


    quietly unassuming and yet emotionally searing play... a slow burn of a play, full of toasty banter and tiny moments when the characters unwittingly reveal the depth of their dolefulness Lyn Gardner
    The Guardian


    one of the best plays of the past century… No matter how often you see [McPherson's] wisdom-steeped piece, and learn its twists and turns, it still has the power to hold and haunt. Dominic Cavendish
    The Telegraph


    The thing that binds these ragtaggle characters together…is love. It’s not romantic blarney. But it’s there: in the dogged affection that this unassumingly brilliant playwright has for the people he writes Caroline McGinn
    Time Out


    it looks every inch a modern masterpiece. It’s unnerving, moving, richly funny, richly human... You’ll certainly laugh, you might cry, but most of all you’ll believe every word. Once again, The Weir casts an extraordinary spell. Dominic Maxwell
    The Times


    it is McPherson’s close study of character and his ear for dialogue that set him apart Nicholas Hamilton
    The Stage

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