The Weir

Conor McPherson

The Weir


Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on a UK tour this autumn to mark its 20th Anniversary year.

In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the arrival of a young stranger, haunted by a secret from her past, turns the tales of folklore into something more unsettling. One story, however, is more chilling and more real than any of them could have ever imagined.

A shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives, The Weir is a co-production between English Touring Theatre (French Without Tears / winners of 2016 UK Theatre Awards’ Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed), and Mercury Theatre Colchester. 

This production contains strong language and sensitive subject matters. An age guidance of 12+ is suggested. 

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07 September 2017 - 15 September 2017

Mercury Theatre Colchester


18 September 2017 - 22 September 2017

Harrogate Theatre


25 September 2017 - 29 September 2017

The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham


02 October 2017 - 06 October 2017



09 October 2017 - 13 October 2017

Bristol Old Vic


16 October 2017 - 20 October 2017

Northcott Theatre


23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

Oldham Coliseum Theatre


07 November 2017 - 11 November 2017

Lighthouse, Poole


15 November 2017 - 18 November 2017

Lawrence Batley Theatre


21 November 2017 - 25 November 2017

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre