The Weir (2022)

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The play, set in a bar in a remote part of Ireland, is about a group of friends who one-up each other with scary stories to impress a young woman, Valerie, who joins their group. As the drink flows and the stories become increasingly frightening, Valerie tells a tale so distressing and confounding that it leaves everyone completely shaken.

  • Brendan won the 1999 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Brendan in a prior production of The Weir.  Following its West End run, the Royal Court production transferred to New York, where he also won a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut.
  • The Weir was voted one of the 100 most significant plays of the 20th Century in a poll conducted by the Royal National Theatre, London.
Conor McPhearson
Caitríona McLaughlin
Additional Cast:
Peter Coonan, Jolly Abraham, Sean Fox, Marty Rea
Abbey Theatre
Scheduled run from 26 November – 14 January 2023