Weir Resized.

An English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester co-production

The Weir

By Conor McPherson
Director Adele Thomas

Minerva TheatreTicketsPrice: from £22


One of the best plays of the past century

Daily Telegraph

A contemporary classic. This play is a masterpiece

Financial Times

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on a UK tour 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 whiskey 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 and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

Prologue members booking opens 
Saturday 16 September

Cast & Creatives


  • Louis Dempsey

  • Sean Murray

  • John O'Dowd

  • Sam O'Mahony

  • Natalie Radmall-Quirke


Creative team

Adele Thomas


Madeleine Girling


Lee Curran

Lighting Designer

Richard Hammarton

Composition and Sound Designer


Access performances

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£5 Prologue tickets are available for anyone aged 16-25. This free membership scheme encourages independent theatregoing by younger members of our audience. Prologue members need to be logged in to access £5 seats.

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Age Guidance 
Age 12+
Running Time
1 hours and 45 minutes