Brendan’s remote bar in rural Ireland is a shelter and solace for lonely souls. Drinks flow to a backdrop of howling winds, whistling in off the sea; four friends with disquieting stories to tell and a stranger to impress.
This is a play brimming with heartfelt humour and confessions of our deepest fears in the dead of night. There’s no truth in the shadows they say, It’s only old cod, like.
The Weir received the Oliver Award for Best New Play (1997) and Conor McPherson received the Evening Standard Award and the Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright (1997) for the play.
The Sherman Theatre and Tobacco Factory Theatres present this chilling contemporary classic, directed by Rachel O’Riordan.
We will also be serving Irish stew before performances. Meat and vegetarion options available. This must be pre-ordered when purchasing your ticket. When ordering online the options will be avilable in section four of the booking process under Related Products.
The Weir is a modern Classic."
The Telegraph on a previous production of The Weir
By Conor McPherson
Director Rachel O'Riordan
Designer Kenny Miller
Lighting Designer Kevin Treacy
Composer Simon Slater
Sound Design Sam Jones
Assistant Director (JMK Trust) Chelsea Gillard
Richard Clements as Jim
Steven Elliott as Finbar
Orla Fitzgerald as Valerie
Patrick Moy as Brendan
Simon Wolfe as Jack
Richard Clements (Jim) has made numerous stage and screen appearances, including regularly appearing on BBC’s The Fall in the role of Rick Turner. His onstage performances include the Edinburgh Fringe First award winning Spoiling in 2014. He has worked with Rachel O’Riordan on several past productions including Over the Bridge and Arguments for Terrorism. He trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and now returns to Cardiff.
Steven Elliott (Finbar) has most recently appeared in numerous productions with Theatr Clwyd, where he is also an associate artist, including Jumpy and Cyrano De Bergerac. His onstage appearances also include the National Theatre’s Frankenstein and The Winter’s Tale.
Orla Fitzgerald (Valerie) is an Irish stage actress now based in London. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Best Breakthrough Artist at the Irish Film and Television Awards for Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or award winning The Wind That Shakes the Barley as well as being nominated for Best Actress for the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Most recently, she played the role of Winnie Carley in Fishamble’s Inside the GPO. Her other onstage appearances include: The Comedy of Errors (Royal Exchange Theatre), Out of Joint’s BANG BANG BANG and Uncle Vanya (Lyric Belfast).
Patrick Moy (Brendan) is an Irish actor, nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for his role as Malcolm in Macbeth at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre. He also provides the voice for Pickle on CBeebies’ Footy Pups. He has previously worked with companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and has recently completed a US tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Actors From the London Stage.
Simon Wolfe (Jack) has appeared recently in War Horse at the New London Theatre; Orpheus Descending at Royal Exchange, Manchester and Punk Rock at the Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Exchange. He has previously played the role of Brendan in the Royal Courts tour of The Weir 15 years ago in 2001.