THE WEIR

By Conor McPherson

7 – 31 March 2012

“Highly recommended” – Sydney Arts Guide

“This nuanced production allows the audience to feel as though they are sitting in this pub, eavesdropping … slyly comic and often tender. 7 out of 10″
Sun Herald

“An impressively staged production, engaging and life-enhancing”
Stage Whispers

“However good the writing is it needs strong performances to do the words justice, and this cast has done ’em proud. McPherson’s quirky, engaging characters are fleshed out with charm”
Oz Baby Boomers

“An engaging ensemble of performers … Worth seeing for some beautifully told classic Irish yarn spinning” – The Brag

In an isolated Irish country pub, four middle-aged men spin yarns to impress a young woman visiting from Dublin.

Over pints and ‘small ones’, with the night closing in and a faint whiff of sexual tension in the air, what starts out as blarney and bluster soon turns dark and sinister as their tales drift into the realm of the supernatural.

Then Valerie reveals a startling story of her own.

Funny, offbeat and spellbinding, The Weir is superb theatrical storytelling in the best Irish tradition.

CREATIVE TEAM
Director Alice Livingstone
Assistant Director Ruth Horsfall
Set Designer Jessica Sinclair Martin
Lighting Designer Brenda Hartley
Costume Designer Marissa Dale-Johnston
Production & Stage Manager
Dialect Coach Nick Curnow

CAST
Patrick Connolly, Barry French, Lynden Jones, Peter McAllum and Amanda Stephens Lee

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Wed – Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm

TICKET PRICES
Full $30 | Concession $25 | Groups (10+) $25 | Previews (7 & 8 March @ 8pm) $15
“Pay What You Can” Sunday 11 March @ 5pm | Student Rush $17

RUNNING TIME
105 minutes, no interval