The Weir

By Conor McPherson


7 – 31 March 2012


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, this is superb theatrical storytelling in the best Irish tradition.



Director Alice Livingstone
Set Designer Jessica Sinclair Martin
Lighting Designer Brenda Hartley
Costume Designer Marissa Dale-Johnston
Assistant Director Ruth Horsfall
Dialect Coach Nick Curnow

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

Wed – Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm

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

105 minutes, no interval 

“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

“Take a seat and listen to a few good, solid stories, and laugh with them and consider them. It might make you think about your own ghosts. A wonderful play performed solidly.” Aussie Theatre

Photos © Bob Seary