The Weir

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on a UK tour this autumn to mark its 20th Anniversary year.

In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the arrival of a young stranger, haunted by a secret from her past, turns the tales of folklore into something more unsettling. One story, however, is more chilling and more real than any of them could have ever imagined.

A shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives, The Weir is a co-production between English Touring Theatre (French Without Tears, winners of 2016 UK Theatre Awards’ Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed), and Mercury Theatre Colchester.



‘This gorgeously atmospheric revival of Conor McPherson’s haunting rural drama is as unsettling and affecting as ever’


‘Adele Thomas’s atmospheric production…enjoyably entertaining as well as poignantly moving’


‘Wonderful. The writing and performance is a triumph’


‘An excellent cast’


 ‘A stunning new co-production from the Mercury Theatre and English Touring Theatre. Go see it while you can’


‘A profound and thoughtful performance but it kept the audience gripped throughout’




By Conor McPherson

Age guidance: 12+. Contains strong language and sensitive subject matters.




Captioned performance

Wed 22 Nov at 7:45pm

Post-show talk

Thur 23 Nov after the evening performance

Audio-described performance

Sat 25 Nov at 2:30pm

Touch Tour

Sat 25 Nov (pre-matinee) - please contact the box Office for exact timings


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Main Auditorium


From £23.00 - £33.50

Ticket prices include £1 Restoration Levy and £1 Booking Fee

Please note that Band D tickets may offer a restricted view. Please contact the Box Office for details.

Running times

1 hour 40

No interval

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