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:

Matthew Turpin
2019, Brendan
Stables Theatre
Emilio Cavaciuti
2018, Brendan
The Mary Wallace Theatre
Alfred J Howard
2018, Brendan
Whitefield Garrick Theatre
John Savage
John Savage
Actor
2017, Brendan
The Little Theatre
Johnny Neal
Johnny Neal
Actor
2017, Brendan
The White Bear Theatre
Martin Prest
Martin Prest
Actor
2012, Brendan
ADC Theatre Cambridge
Andrew Lindfield
2011, Brendan Byrne
Palace Theatre Southend (Dixon)
Mick Cooper
Mick Cooper
Actor
2010, Brendan
Stockport Garrick Theatre
Nicholas Richards
2005, Brendan