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The Weir – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre,  Guildford

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Steve Turner The Weir of the title is a run-down pub somewhere in the Irish countryside. Here we meet Jack the local garage owner, Jim an odd job man and sometime assistant to Jack, and Brendan the landlord, passing the evening together as they would seem to pass many evenings. Enter Finbar, a sometime ...

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The Weir – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Conor McPherson Director:  Adele Thomas Reviewer: Ben Miller-Jarvest In a tiny local pub, in the depths of rural Ireland, five people come together, drink and tell stories. Brendon, the young owner, stands and listens, while Jack and Jim, a cantankerous old sot and his more mild-mannered associate, trade barbs with Finbar, their wealthy, successful friend and sparring-partner. Completing the ...

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The Weir – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Adele Thomas Designer: Madeleine Girling Lighting: Lee Curran Composer/Sound: Richard Hammarton Reviewer: Ron Simpson There’s this Irishman goes into a pub. He can’t find the barman and the draught Guinness is off, so he opens a bottle and goes to put the money in the till, then the barman enters....and, as the evening goes on, two ...

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The Weir – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Michael Gray “It's just people talking,” is how the playwright modestly sums up The Weir. And so it is. But Conor McPherson's compelling chamber piece has proved popular at home and abroad over its 20-year life, picking up an Olivier for best new play along the way. The Weir is the name of ...

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The Nest – The Young Vic, London

Writer: Franz Xaver Kroetz (Translated by Conor McPherson) Director: Ian Rickson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Continuing its interest in European plays about parenthood, the Young Vic brings a new translation of The Nest to one of its smaller stages based on the original text by German writer Franz Xaver Kroetz. Following the huge success of this summer’s Yerma about the pain ...

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The Weir – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Claire Hayes There’s a deceptive air of normality at the opening of Conor McPherson’s much garlanded 1997 play The Weir; another evening in a rural Irish backwater pub, where the regulars shut out the howling wind and gather for a few pints and a ‘small one’ or two. Rachel O’Riordan - hugely successful ...

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The Weir – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Conor McPherson Director Rachel O'Riordan Reviewer: Emily Pearce The Sherman’s new production of The Weir (in conjunction with the Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol) is a subtle study of human behaviour that slowly gets under the skin. Conor McPherson’s one-act play set in a remote bar in rural Ireland received the Oliver Award for Best New Play (1997) when originally ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Seagull – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Director: Annie Ryan Writer: Anton Chekhov (revised by Annie Ryan and Michael West) Reviewer: Liam Harrison   Anton Chekhov's The Seagull explores the tension between established and experimental drama, the old and the new, embodying it in a conflict between parent and child. The first twist in Michael West and Annie Ryan’s new version is to change Konstantin to Constance ...

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