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The Weir to transfer to Wyndham's Theatre
The Donmar Warehouse production of The Weir by Conor McPherson, which had a sell-out run from 18 April to 8 June 2012, transfers to the Wyndham's Theatre, opening 22 Jan 2014, following previews from 16 Jan - running to 19 April 2014. This marks the first West End transfer for Artistic Director, Josie Rourke since her appointment at the Donmar.
Directed by Josie Rourke, the full original cast reprise their roles: Risteard Cooper (Finbar), Brian Cox (Jack), Dervla Kirwan (Valerie), Peter McDonald (Brendan), Ardal O’Hanlon (Jim).
It is designed by Tom Scutt , lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Ian Dickinson. Produced in the West End by Donmar Warehouse, Playful Productions and Arielle Tepper Madover.
In Brendan’s pub, isolated above the town, the men are gathering for their daily pint. The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a woman - spurs them to impress her with stories. They are stories of souls past and of spirits very much present. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen.