Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic marks its 20th Anniversary year with a stunning new revival. 

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. 

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Weir. 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 Mercury Theatre Colchester. 

Age guidance

12+ Contains strong language and sensitive subject matters. 


Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm

Thursday & Saturday matinee, 2.30pm

Pre-show talk | Thursday 3 Oct, 6.30pm

Post-show talk | Thursday 5 October, 7.30pm

Captioned British Sign Language Captioned and BSL interpreted | Wednesday 4 October, 7.30pm

Audio Described Audio Described | Saturday 7 October, 1.30pm


£18.50 (£16.50 concs and matinees)

Schools £10 Schools £10 teachers go free

Rehearsal photos

The Weir (English Touring Theatre) Rehearsal photos

Photo credit: Marc Brenner