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Weir, The

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.

The critical consensus

ETT has created an intense and compelling production of a modern classic which is highly recommended.

David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide, 24/01/2018

This is a slow and quiet production, dark around the edges.

***(*)(*)Kate Wyver, The Guardian, 29/01/2018

More slice of life drama than supernatural thriller, The Weir may make you feel a little kindlier towards your fellows. And that can’t be bad.

***(*)(*)Martin Gray, All Edinburgh Theatre, 21/02/2018

It’s a lovingly crafted, warm-hearted story that slowly draws you in, and builds to a rewarding end. After a slow start it manages to get over being in a space that feels far too big for the story.

****(*)Tom Ralphs, The Reviews Hub, 21/02/2018

An emotional, ponderous piece that feels as homely as its set, The Weir is an array of regulars with irregular tales to tell, warming themselves with a pint and a seat round the fire as the audience warms themselves with the stories and the glow of the King’s Theatre.

***(*)(*)Erin Roche, Edinburgh Guide, 22/02/2018

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Where and when?

King's Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday February 20, 2018, until Saturday February 24, 2018. More info:

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