By Mark Shenton
08 Mar 2013
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According to press materials, these "back to back productions will allow audiences to see his latest work alongside his recognised masterpiece."
The Weir, which will begin performances April 18 prior to an official opening April 25 for a run through June 8, will feature Risteárd Cooper, Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwan, Peter McDonald and Ardal O’Hanlon. It is directed by Josie Rourke, with designs by Tom Scutt, lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Ian Dickinson.
The Night Alive, which will begin performances June 13 prior to an official opening June 19 for a run through July 27, will feature Caoilfhionn Dunne, Brian Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds (currently on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Michael McElhatton and Jim Norton (recently on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Studio 54). It is directed by Conor McPherson, with designs by Soutra Gilmour, lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Gregory Clarke.
In The Night Alive, Tommy's not a bad man, he's getting by. Renting a rundown room in his uncle Maurice's house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won't let go easily. But together there's a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. According to press materials, the play "deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations."
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7624, or visit www.donmarwarehouse.com for more details.