The production is directed by the Donmar's artistic director, Josie Rourke, and marks the first West End transfer for the theatre under her tenure. The full original cast of the Donmar production — Brian Cox, Ardal O'Hanlon, Risteárd Cooper, Dervla Kirwan and Peter McDonald — will reprise their roles in the West End.
McPherson's new play The Night Alive is currently running at the Donmar Warehouse through July 27. Other plays include St. Nicholas, Shining City, The Seafarer and The Veil.
First produced at the Royal Court's Theatre Upstairs in 1997 before transferring to the West End and Broadway, this production of The Weir marked the play's first major British revival since the original production. "In Brendan’s pub, isolated above the town, the men are gathering for their daily pint," according to press notes. "The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a woman - spurs them to impress her with stories. They are stories of souls past and of spirits very much present. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen."
The production is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Ian Dickinson. It is being produced in the West End by the Donmar Warehouse, Playful Productions and Arielle Tepper Madover.