The Weir

by Conor McPherson

The Weir is a powerful ensemble piece with humour and pathos. Set in a pub in rural Ireland the locals spend their evenings gossiping and telling each other spooky stories. One evening a young woman from Dublin comes into the pub, and immediately the whole dynamic changes. Through banter, and strange tales the locals try to scare her, but she has a story far more powerful and unsettling than anything they have told.

First produced at The Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in 1997, The Weir then transferred to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End in February 1998, where it played for two years.  It went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1999 and was voted one of the 100 most significant plays of the 20th century in a poll conducted by the Royal National Theatre, London.

We are lucky to have Simon Blacksell back again after his success directing Pygmalion for Frome Drama Club in 2018.

Venue: The Merlin Theatre, Bath Road, Frome, BA11 2HG

Performances: 23rd - 25th  April 2020

Time: 7.30 p.m. 

Tickets: £10.00 and £8.00  (concessions)

Recommended: suitable for age 16 and over

Merlin Theatre Box Office: 01373 465949















God of Carnage by Yazmin Reza

“How many parents standing up for their children become infantile themselves? … I’m not certain we’d have been so broad-minded.”

 “Course you would!”

 “She’s right. By no means certain.”

 When two little boys have a fight it’s up to their parents to act like the adults. What should be a mature discussion rapidly unravels amid social awkwardness. What happens to the thin-skinned world of adulthood under the strain of social posturing, implicit threats of legal action and that damned mobile phone?

 Yazmina Reza’s award-winning follow-up to ‘Art’, God of Carnage is an hilarious examination of the child in us all: dressed in adult clothing but always waiting for the moment to strike.

 God of Carnage is another quality production by the talented Frome Drama for the Frome Festival. Tickets can be bought at the door, and a bar will be open before and after the show.

Venue: The Assembly Rooms, Frome

Performances: 9th, 10th & 11th July

Time: 8 p.m.

Ticket details to be confirmed.