Welcome to the Linlithgow Players' production of "The Weir" by Conor McPherson. We are delighted to be performing the play in this intimate venue and hope that you enjoy the experience.
The Players are always keen to embrace new creative ideas. A year ago our hardy audiences were braving some chilly April weather when we ventured beyond our usual Spring production venue (the Academy) to an outdoor location with promenade performance of "What...you Will?". When it came to considering play choices for 2016, we wanted to do something a bit different again. And so the search for a venue and a play that worked well together brought us here to perform this modern theatre classic.
The Weir is a play in which nothing much happens. It is a simple story with no real plot - a bunch of people in a remote bar telling ghost stories. But it is a play full of character and rich in feeling. It is about people, their hearts and souls. A play in which all the characters are haunted in different ways. A play about loneliness and desire to feel part of something and connected to others. It is both chilling and warming.
Directed by Liz Drewett
Jack: Les Fulton
Brendan: Mark Eggeling
Jim: Alasdair Maciver
Finbar: Ian Stewart
Valerie: Thérèse Gallacher
Sound & Lighting: John Barker, Conor McPhillips
Rehearsal Assistants: Sue Vizard, Karen Bell
Props & Staging: Sue Vizard, Sue Spencer
Publicity: Sue Spencer