Plays Directory : The Weir

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Conor McPherson
  • Written
    1997
  • Setting
    Ireland
  • Overview
    The play opens in a rural Irish pub with Brendan, the publican and Jack, a car mechanic. These two begin to discuss their respective days and are soon joined by Jim. The three then discuss Valerie, a pretty young woman from Dublin who has just rented an old house in the area.

    Finbar, a real estate agent, arrives with Valerie, and the play revolves around the four men who vie for her attention. After a few drinks, the group begin telling stories of Irish folklore. After each man has told a story, Valerie tells her story: the story of why she left Dublin. Valerie's story is melancholy and true, and the men become softer, kinder, and more real.

    The play is typically Irish, sad and sweet, and is as much about lack of close relationships and missed connections as it is about anything else.

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4 known characters

4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Emilio Cavaciuti
2018, Brendan
The Mary Wallace Theatre
Natasha Harper-Smith
Natasha Harper-Smith
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Assistant stage manager
Touring
Alfred J Howard
2018, Brendan
Whitefield Garrick Theatre
Russo Rainaldi
Russo Rainaldi
Set Designer
2017, Set and costume designer
Kiaran Kesby
Kiaran Kesby
Lighting Designer
2017, Production Electrician
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Joshua Carr
Joshua Carr
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Lx Operator
Mercury Theatre Colchester
Richard Clements
2017, Jim
Sherman/Tobacco Factory
Beth Pratt
Beth Pratt
Stage Manager
2017, Stage Manager on book
White Bear Theatre
Ben Wills
Ben Wills
Technical Manager / Director
2017, Technical Manager
Mercury Theatre and National tour
John Savage
John Savage
Actor
2017, Brendan
The Little Theatre
Joe Dickens
Joe Dickens
Lighting Technician
2017, Touring Technician
UK Tour
Elin Doyle
Elin Doyle
Actor
2017, Valerie
The White Bear Theatre
Jonny Emmett
Jonny Emmett
Actor
2017, Jack
The White Bear Theatre
Katy Cirne
Katy Cirne
Sound Technician
2017, Duty Stage Technician
Mercury Theatre
Jack Wills
Jack Wills
Lighting Designer
2017, Lighting Designer
The White Bear Theatre
Helen Burdett
Helen Burdett
Stage Manager
2017, Stage Manager
The White Bear Theatre
Johnny Neal
Johnny Neal
Actor
2017, Brendan
The White Bear Theatre
Kevin G. Drury
2017, Jim
The White Bear, Kennington
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
Company Stage Manager
2016, SM (on the book)
Sherman Theatre / Tobacco Factory Theatre
Emmy Seal
Emmy Seal
Company Stage Manager
2016, Assistant Stage Manager
Sherman Theatre