The Twentieth Anniversary Tour of ‘The Weir’: Stories from the Pub

“No more stories… Oh go on, just one more,” I heard myself think as I reminisced about being read to before bed when I was a child. I, along with I can only assume the rest of the audience (I was too engrossed to draw my eyes away from the stage and take a look around the theatre), was completely captivated by the spooky tales coming from the mouths of the impeccably cast characters in The Weir. Conor McPherson’s great play, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1999, is a storytelling masterpiece centred around...

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