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Josie Rourke’s acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson’s masterpiece The Weir transfers from the Donmar Warehouse to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre.
Starring Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwan, Risteard Cooper, Peter McDonald and Ardal O’Hanlon, The Weir is running at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 16 January 2014 for a limited season.
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.
On its première in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier Awards for Best New Play, and established McPherson’s place as one of our greatest living playwrights. Josie Rourke’s production marks the first major British revival of this undoubted modern classic.
The play won rave reviews from the critics when it ran at the Donmar Warehouse, with Charles Spencer of the Telegraph giving it FIVE STARS and writing that, “Josie Rourke directs a pitch-perfect production that does full justice to both the humour and the depth of Conor McPherson’s wonderful play”.
Theatre: Wyndham’s Theatre