Overview

Synopsis

Nadine Garner reunites with Private Lives director Sam Strong for an evening of intimate storytelling in Conor McPherson’s multi-award winning play.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

4.5

Delightfully gentle, funny and moving.

Herald Sun
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Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

Nadine Garner

Nadine Garner

Valerie

Peter Kowitz

Peter Kowitz

Jack

Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies

Jim

Greg Stone

Greg Stone

Finbar

Sam Strong

Sam Strong

Director

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set and Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Steve Francis

Steve Francis

Composer and Sound Designer

Leith McPherson

Leith McPherson

Assistant Director / Voice and Dialect Coach

News & Reviews

Reviews

4.5

Delightfully gentle, funny and moving.

Herald Sun
4
Daily Review
4

The Weir is a moving attempt to comprehend the impossible

Time Out Melbourne

A near-faultless production of a remarkable play. Not to be missed

Australian Stage Online

Audiences will be completely wooed by this clever little play

Theatre People

It’s an enjoyable evening at the theatre, buoyed in this production by droll and affectionately drawn ensemble performance.

The Age

Venues

Extend Your Experience

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Free Production Briefing

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!

Forum Night

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.

MTC Donor Events

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 s.kimball@mtc.com.au

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Attendance Information

  • 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 mtcticketing@mtc.com.au
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