The Weir

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Fri 8 September 2017
Sat 16 September 2017
Approx 1hr 45 min, no interval
£27 - £12 & discounts
Mercury Main Theatre

A Made in Colchester production

Mercury Theatre Colchester and English Touring Theatre present The Weir.


Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling modern classic opens at the Mercury Theatre this Autumn prior to embarking on a UK tour in this, its 20th Anniversary year.

In a small Irish town, the locals gather round the crackling fire of Brendan’s bar to pass the hours together, safe from the clutches of a dark night. Huddled away from the howling wind on the Knock, stories of local folklore start to unfold as quickly as the beer and whiskey flow. As the night thickens, so too the storytellers tunnel ever deeper into their own lives, and perhaps even the life beyond. But as the friends mine their memories of the past, darkly buried secrets being to re-emerge.

A shadowy tale delving into the corners of human experience, The Weir is a co-production with English Touring Theatre, winners of the 2016 UK Theatre Awards’ Best Touring Production accolade for their production of The Herbal Bed.

Directed by Adele Thomas (Knight of the Burning Pestle and The Oresteia – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre).

Tickets are now available for the The Weir Touch Tour.


Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.

No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.

This show has been paired with our Bluebell menu.

Please note this offer applies to evening performances only. Click here to see our daytime dining options.

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John O'Dowd


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Louis Dempsey


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Sam O'Mahony


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Natalie Radmall-Quirke


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Sean Murray



I don’t hesitate to give it full marks.

Spy in the Stalls


The Weir is enjoyably entertaining as well as poignantly moving.

Reviews Hub


A gorgeously atmospheric revival of Conor McPherson’s play

The Stage


This production will make you want to pour a Guinness


get close to the fire

Colchester Gazette


and listen to these people tell their stories.



This show is a delight


serving up the most wonderful of theatrical treats.


An insightful piece of theatre.

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