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Date(s) - Fri 1 September - Sat 2 September
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The Weir

by Conor McPherson
presented by Decadent Theatre Company and The Lyric Theatre

Fri 1st & Sat 2nd Sept
8pm €18/€16

On a stormy night in Brendan’s pub, isolated above a Leitrim town, the men are gathering for their evening pint. The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a beautiful woman – spurs them to impress her with stories. They are stories of souls past, spirits present and spectres unforeseen. One story, however, is more haunting, more sinister and more real than any of them could have foreseen.

Quietly compelling and strangely chilling, Decadent’s production marks the second major Irish revival of this undoubted modern classic. On its première in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier Awards for Best New Play, and established McPherson’s eerie tale as a masterpiece of modern theatre. Following an eight month run on Broadway, the New York Times described the play as “beautiful and devious” and hailed the playwright, as “a first-rate story-teller.”

Starring Garrett Keogh, Frankie McCafferty, Marty Maguire, Kerri Quinn and Patrick Ryan

Winner of the Olivia Ward for Best New Play

“A masterpiece” Guardian

“Perfectly measured” Irish Examiner
“A first-rate production of a play that reaches powerfully into the understated drama of ordinary lives”
The Mail on Sunday
“Haunting” The Reviews Hub


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