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The Weir


Wyndham's Theatre |
Booking until 19th April 2014

About The Show


THE WEIR BY CONOR MCPHERSON

WYNDHAM'S THEATRE STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON


Following the critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, this modern ghost story transfers 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.

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.

★★★★★ "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


"Dervla Kirwan is superb" The Independent

"Brian Cox is magnificent" The Guardian

"Ardal O'Hanlon is enchanting" The Times


★★★★ Independent on Sunday

★★★★ Financial Times

★★★★ Time Out

★★★★ Mail on Sunday

★★★★ Sunday Express

★★★★ Arts Desk

★★★★ Whatsonstage

Cast:
RISTEÁRD COOPER
BRIAN COX
DERVLA KIRWAN
PETER MCDONALD
ARDAL O'HANLON


BY CONOR MCPHERSON
DIRECTOR JOSIE ROURKE
DESIGNER TOM SCUTT
LIGHTING DESIGNER NEIL AUSTIN
SOUND DESIGNER IAN DICKINSON