The Donmar Warehouse premieres new McPherson play

Date Posted: 21/03/2013

The Night Alive, a brand new play by Conor McPherson will premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in London on 13th June, following a run of McPherson’s classic play The Weir.

Risteárd Cooper, Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwan, Peter McDonald and Ardal O’Hanlon will star in The Weir, directed by Josie Rourke, from 18th April to 8th June.

Following this, The Night Alive will make its world premiere on 13th June and run until the 27th July. The cast for The Night Alive are Caoilfhionn Dunne, Brian Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Michael McElhatton and Jim Norton, and it will be directed by the author, McPherson.

A brief synopsis of The Weir

In Brendan’s pub, isolated above the town, the men are gathering for their daily pint.

The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a woman - spurs them to impress her with stories. They are stories of souls past and of spirits very much present.

But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen.

The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1999, establishing McPherson as one of our greatest living playwrights. Josie Rourke’s production marks the first major British revival of this undoubted modern classic.

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