The Weir At Donmar Warehouse
Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:51 AM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:13 AM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:14 AM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:37 AM
Don't they keep the bar open after the show when there's no interval? I know they have done in the past.
Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:04 PM
Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:33 AM
Packed house, standing room and all. Loved it.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:15 AM
And, yes, it was a great show, wonderful cast, all 5 of them. I thought Brian Cox was magnificent in his last story about the wedding - truly heartbreaking. And a special word for Ardal O'Hanlan as Jim, not the showiest part but he was pitch perfect at every moment.
Before the show started the lady behind me was telling her friend that the play was "supposed to be spooky". I'd heard that too. It turned out not to be - The Veil was much spookier though not nearly as good a play. The ghost stories really just set the stage for Valerie's story and the play builds wonderfully to that harrowing tale, beautifully delivered by Dervla Kirwan. McPherson is famous for his monologues and rightly so but what impressed me more than these set pieces was the banter, the small talk through which, almost incidentally, we get the entire lives of the characters laid out before us. It's craftsmanship of the highest order.
BTW, why is this play called The Weir? A weir is mentioned, there's a tiny picture of it on the wall, but it has only the most tangential role to play in one of the stories. Perhaps it's a metaphor? If so it went by me.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:52 AM
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