Donmar Warehouse



By Conor McPherson

18 April – 8 June 2013

‘Marvellous… Beautifully acted’
Sunday Times

‘Pitch-perfect… I have no doubt that The Weir is a modern classic’
Daily Telegraph

‘A production that holds you enthralled’


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 premiere in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier award for Best New Play and established McPherson’s place as one of our greatest living playwrights. Josie Rourke’s production marked the first major British revival of this undoubted modern classic.


Production Photos

In order of speaking

Jack Brian Cox
Brendan Peter McDonald
Jim Ardal O’Hanlon
Finbar Risteard Cooper
Valerie Dervla Kirwan


Director Josie Rourke
Designer Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer Neil Austin
Sound Designer Ian Dickinson
Casting Director Alastair Coomer CDG

Production photography Helen Warner