Limerick actor features in Decadent revival of The Weir

Limerick actor features in Decadent revival of The Weir

Limerick actor Patrick Ryan in The Weir, coming to the Lime Tree this week

LIMERICK actor Patrick Ryan features among the cast of Decadent Theatre Company’s revival of Conor McPherson’s The Weir, coming to the Lime Tree Theatre this week.

The play, a multi award winner on its debut, comes to the 510 seater venue for two nights this week on Thursday and Friday.

The Weir, set in a pub in an isolated town, is quietly compelling and strangely chilling as the arrival of a strange woman causes a group of men to tell stories of souls past, spirits present and spectres unforeseen.

McPherson’s eerie tale, now held as a masterpiece of modern theatre, won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier award for Best New Play when it premiered in 1997.

Decadent’s production marks a major Irish revival and national tour of this undoubted modern classic. It features Gary Lydon, Garrett Keogh, Frankie McCafferty, Janet Moran and Patrick Ryan.

The Limerick actor plays Garda Paudge Brennan in TV3’s award-winning Red Rock. 

Patrick, from Caherconlish’s Main Street, aged 38, has a stellar list of movie, TV and theatre credits to his name. They include Pure Mule and The Whistleblower on the small screen; played alongside Domhnall Gleeson in Irish film Sensation and treaded the boards in Pigtown, Alone it Stands and Eden to name but three.

See www.limetreetheatre.ie.