Theatre’s power as an arena for storytelling meets the great Irish tradition of the bar room tale in Conor McPherson’s brilliant play about loss and the consolations of connection.
In a small rural pub in the west of Ireland, the regulars and their host fall into swapping ghost stories, the sort of local legends and anecdotes that over the years get stretched in the telling. It’s not their usual entertainment for a weeknight. They’re just showing off, throwing around a little blarney for the benefit of an attractive stranger in their midst. And Valerie, who has just moved from Dublin into town seems to be enjoying the stories. What’s the harm in it? Who could know how deeply these stories strike home and that the most powerful story is waiting to be told?
There’s nothing more revealing than the tales we choose to tell. Beautifully understated and emotionally elegant, McPherson’s multi-award winning play sees the reunion of Nadine Garner with Private Lives director Sam Strong.
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Delightfully gentle, funny and moving.
The Weir is a moving attempt to comprehend the impossible
A near-faultless production of a remarkable play. Not to be missed
Audiences will be completely wooed by this clever little play
It’s an enjoyable evening at the theatre, buoyed in this production by droll and affectionately drawn ensemble performance.
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There are many ways you can extend your theatre experience with MTC.
A free production briefing will be held at 6pm on Monday 10 August at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio. The briefings are a perfect opportunity to learn more about the play from members of the cast and creative teams, before you attend your performance. All briefings are free and there is no need to book – simply turn up prepared for a great discussion!
Monday 24 August is a Forum Night. Following this performance, ticket holders can hear the cast, creative team and director discuss the show. Please note, these evenings are very popular, so get in early.
There will be a post-show dinner for MTC Donors on Tuesday 1 September, following the 6.30pm performance. For more information about becoming an MTC Donor, call our Philanthropy Manager Sarah Kimball on 03 8688 0959 or email email@example.com
Contains some coarse language and the use of herbal cigarettes.
This production will be audio described on 15 September (6.30pm) and 19 September (4pm, with tactile tour at 3pm) and captioned on 26 September (4pm). To learn more about these performances, email firstname.lastname@example.org