The Donmar Warehouse is set to play host to the first major revival of Conor McPherson’s haunting modern masterpiece The Weir from later this month.
Upon its premiere in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier Award for Best New Play and established McPherson as one of the greatest living playwrights. Josie Rourke’s new production will be hoping for similar success with this modern classic.
The story is set in Brendan’s pub, isolated above town, when the men gather for their daily pint and natter. However, the arrival of a stranger in their midst – a woman – spurs the group of lads on to tell stories in order to impress her.
Each of the men’s lives and their relationship with their locality and friends begins to unravel as they each take it in turn to tell their anecdotes of ghosts, fairies and mysterious happenings in the area. Just as they each think they have outdone the other, Valerie makes her own dramatic and spine-tingling contribution to the discussion.
The production will be at the Donmar Warehouse for just under two months starting on April 18th and running right the way through until June 8th, so people have got plenty of time to organise a stay in one of the many central London hotels to catch a performance of this.
Visitors to the city will be able to get their hands on tickets for one of the shows from as little as £10, while the best seats in the house will cost £27.50.
The Donmar Warehouse should be easy to get to from any central London hotel as it is situated close to the Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road Tube stops.