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The Weir

8 Sep - 16 Sep
  • Approx 1hr 45 min, no interval
  • £27 - £12 & discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
The Weir
"The Weir has been called a modern masterpiece. I’ll drink to that."
— Stage Review

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.

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DINNER & A SHOW OFFER

Food

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. Click here to take a look!

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

Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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Cast
John O'Dowd
John O'Dowd
Jim
Louis Dempsey
Louis Dempsey
Finbar
Sam O'Mahony
Sam O'Mahony
Brendan
Natalie Radmall-Quirke
Natalie Radmall-Quirke
Valerie
Sean Murray
Sean Murray
Jack
Creatives
Conor McPherson
Conor McPherson
Writer
Adele Thomas
Adele Thomas
Director
Madeleine Girling
Madeleine Girling
Designer
Lee Curran
Lee Curran
Lighting Designer
Richard Hammarton
Richard Hammarton
Composer & Sound Design
Daphne Bates
Daphne Bates
Wardrobe Supervisor
Katie-Ann McDonough
Katie-Ann McDonough
Assistant Director
Dara Hoban
Dara Hoban
Assistant Lighting Designer
Hugh O'Shea
Hugh O'Shea
Dialect Coach
Kev McCurdy
Kev McCurdy
Fight Director
Ginny Schiller CDG
Ginny Schiller CDG
Casting Consultant
"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, and listen to these people tell their stories."
— BritishTheatre.com
"This show is a delight, serving up the most wonderful of theatrical treats."
— Colchester Gazette
"An insightful piece of theatre."
— TheatreLife
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