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Interview: Garrett Keogh talks about Decadent Theatre’s production of ‘The Weir’

In July of this year, Decadent Theatre brought their touring production of Conor McPherson’s modern classic, The Weir, to the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny.

I caught up with Garrett Keogh ahead of the show to discuss McPherson’s work, the preparation and touring of The Weir, working with Decadent and more.

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About The Weir

On a stormy night in Brendan’s pub, isolated above a Leitrim town, the men are gathering for their daily pint. The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a beautiful woman – spurs them to impress her with stories. They are stories of souls past, spirits present and spectres unforeseen. One story, however, is more chilling, more sinister and more real than any of them could have foreseen.

On its première in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier award for Best New Play, and established Conor McPherson’s eerie tale as a masterpiece of modern theatre. Quietly compelling and strangely chilling, The Weir is the perfect story for a summer’s night. Decadent’s production marks the first major Irish revival and national tour of The Weir, an undoubted modern classic.

The show toured to Kilkenny across 7-9 July. Keep an eye on WatergateTheatre.com for further touring dates this season.

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Ken McGuire

Broadcaster and sports writer at KCLR96FM; digital media head with a production eye on theatre, film and video; lover of all things food and music. Currently working on his Brazilian jiu-jitsu game.

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