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Leeds Arts Centre is a prestigious amateur theatre group which presents a wide variety of plays at the Carriageworks Theatre on Millennium Square in Leeds.

We offer opportunities to all who are interested in becoming involved with any aspect of drama, including acting, directing, stage management, props, designing, costumes, lighting, sound, publicity and front of house.

The Weir
by Conor McPhersondirected by Ken Taylor
7.30pm • Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th February 2017
The Carriageworks Main Stage

Jack, Jim and Brendan are having a drink at their isolated local pub in the country near Sligo. The peace of their evening is disturbed by the arrival of Finbar with a new resident in the area: Valerie. She is from Dublin. And she is a divorcee.

She is moving in to a house which has long been vacant. The men start to tell tales of eerie goings on at that house in the past, and of other strange happenings that they know of in the area.

If they are trying to frighten or impress Valerie then they are disappointed, because she tells them a tale that beats anything that they have come up with.

Conor McPherson has a gift for dialogue and use of local idiom that portrays character with great accuracy. In turns funny, chilling, heart breaking and heart warming, this play will transfix you as the relationships between the characters evolve and they give insights into themselves – whether they want to or not.

It is a terrible stormy night. Come and join us in the cosy pub and see what is happening.

Tickets are on sale, available from the City Centre Box Office in the Town Hall and, before performances, from the Carriageworks Box Office in the Electric Press building on Millennium Square. Please call in person, or telephone 0113 376 0318. You can also book your tickets online.