Classic Irish drama and Little Theatre conference comes to The Stables

Neil Sellman chairman of Stables Theatre says he is delighted The Stables is hosting this year’s Little Theatre Guild South East Region Conference from Friday 20th to Sunday September 22nd coupled with a performance of Conor McPherson’s The Weir..

Conference delegates will be welcomed with a supper at the White Rock Hotel on the Friday night and workshops by Jane Brooman, Jane Richardson and Dominique Gerrard will accompany the conference with delegates invited to join the audience for a Gala Evening of Conor McPherson’s play The Weir on the Saturday evening (see below).

At the request of the Stables, the Little Theatre Guild will be hosting a workshop and discussion about the employment of key staff members within a voluntary organisation.

The conference closes with the life story of Sussex’s own Rudyard Kipling, presented by Mike Hutchinson.

The Weir
By Conor McPherson

“A spellbinder that transfixes you …  No praise is too high” says The Guardian

In Brendan’s pub, isolated above the town in the rural west of Ireland, the men are gathering for their daily drink and banter. The arrival of a stranger among them – a woman – spurs them to impress her with stories.

The Weir (002)

They are stories of spirits past and of spirits present.

But one story is more devastating than anyone could have foreseen and has a surprising impact on this group of colourful characters.

On its première in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier award for Best New Play, and established Conor McPherson as one of our finest playwrights.

Full of humour and wonderful language, The Weir is a classic piece of Irish drama. You can immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of the pub and the live Irish music set that precedes the play!

The Stables production is directed by Andrew Bruce.

 

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