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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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The Nest – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Ian Rickson Writer: Franz Xaver Kroetz, in a new translation by Conor McPherson Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey As the expectant parents Kurt (Laurence Kinlan) and Martha (Caoifhlionn Dunne) tot up the costs of having a baby, listing the numerous ‘must have’ but superfluous accoutrements that will have to be hauled around, there is an air of the sitcom couple about ...

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The Weir – Pavilion Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Clara Mallon The ability to formulate stories is unique to the human condition. The art of storytelling is what gives us a shareable understanding of our existence. This idea is one of the main themes resonating throughout Conor McPherson’s multiple award-winning play The Weir. Decadent Theatre Company brings their new production of McPherson’s ...

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St. Nicholas – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Titas Halder Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   Would you believe someone if they told you they had spent some time working for vampires? Would you believe them if everything about said creatures went against all that film and folklore had taught you about vampires? You would if it was Christian Patterson spinning you the yarn – and ...

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This Lime Tree Bower – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Eoghan Carrick Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy   First produced in 1995 at Dublin’s Crypt Theatre, Conor McPherson’s This Lime Tree Bower returns to Dublin for its run at Temple Bar’s Project Arts Centre. Set in an unnamed seaside town somewhere in Dublin, This Lime Tree Bower tells the story of three men in a week that ...

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The Weir – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Brian Gleeson and Gary Lydon in The Weir at the Edinburgh Lyceum. Photo: Drew Farrell

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Amanda Gaughan Reviewer: Gareth Davies If there’s a chill in the air when you leave the Lyceum’s latest production, it may not be just the weather. Conor McPherson’s modern classic is an atmospheric tale of men and women, beer and whisky, fairies and children, often sold as a ghost story but in reality far more than ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Night Alive – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Conor McPherson Reviewer: Rachel Rafferty As the play opens, we witness a strange encounter. In what appears to be a gritty, cluttered living room Tommy the main protagonist, is leading a woman he has just met to the bathroom so she can clean up. This is the beginning of an unusual relationship, the fruit of a ...

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