Sinister, Dark and Stormy


Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on a UK tour this autumn to mark its 20th Anniversary year.

In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories around 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. A shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives, The Weir is a co-production between English Touring Theatre (French Without Tears and winners of the 2016 UK Theatre Awards’ Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed) and Mercury Theatre Colchester. Hailed as a masterpiece “beautifully devious” (New York Times) and “one of the best plays of the past century” (The Telegraph), Conor McPherson’s multi award-winning play has been voted one of the 100 most significant plays of the 20th century and has enjoyed rave reviews in the West End and on Broadway.

Catch it if you dare, at the Everyman Theatre from Tuesday 26th – 30th September on its first ever national tour.


Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th September

Evenings: 7.45pm, Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2pm

Tickets from £16 available from the Everyman Box Office on 01242 572573 or online at