Theatre: The Weir takes audience to an otherworldly dimension

Play is a series of monologues stitched together

3rd July, 2016
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Gary Lydon, Frankie McCafferty and Pat Ryan in The Weir

Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Rating:***

Conor McPherson’s The Weir is a near-perfect template of an Irish play. Written in 1997, it hinges on the conflict between rural and urban life, traditional values and modernisation. Set in a small Leitrim country pub, where a group of bachelors regularly meet, it relies on the arrival of a stranger, Valerie, to kick the drama into action.

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