The Weir at the Donmar Warehouse

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    What the popular press had to say...

    "Why, 16 years after its premiere, does Conor McPherson's play still grip us? After all, it seems to consist of little but people telling ghost stories in a rural Irish bar. But McPherson, even as a young writer, had something of Anton Chekhov's genius for finding drama in the minute particular and for revealing the poetry in what might have been...It's a revival that confirms The Weir's status as a contemporary classic.
    Michael Billington for The Guardian

    "This is a play more concerned with atmosphere than action, and director Josie Rourke ensures it is packed with eloquent gestures. There are golden comic moments, flashes of poetry and dense silences. The result is delicate and haunting, a bittersweet pleasure.
    Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

    "A production that holds you enthralled for its 100 minutes...Rourke’s pitch-perfect production."
    Siobhan Murphy for The Metro

    "Josie Rourke directs a pitch-perfect production that does full justice to both the humour and the depth of this wonderful play, with the remote Irish pub beautifully evoked in Tom Scutt’s design."
    Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

    "Beautifully acted revival at the Donmar Warehouse – a production which is glowing infused with McPherson's creative magnanimity...deeply humane play. "
    Paul Taylor for The Independent

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