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Bareboards 2024

Find audition details here for our March script-in-hand performance of THE WEIR.

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Written by Conor McPherson

Directed by Tom Richards

We are looking for 1 male actor (40s - age guide only)

for a script-in-hand, moved reading of


A soft Irish accent is required, if possible

- if not, we can work on it during rehearsals.

Auditions will be held:

Monday, 18 March at 7:30pm to 9pm

Tuesday, 19 March at 7:30pm to 9pm

at the Arts Theatre Cronulla, 6 Surf Road, Cronulla

Performance date/time:

Saturday, 30 March (Easter Saturday) at 8pm 

Rehearsals will be held:

Monday 25, Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 March from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Thursday, 28 March will be a dress rehearsal from 7:30pm.


The play opens in a County Leitrim pub with Brendan, the publican, and Jack, a car and garage owner. These two begin to discuss their respective days and are soon joined by Jim. The three then discuss Valerie, a pretty young woman from Dublin who has just rented an old house in the area.

Finbar, a businessman, arrives with Valerie, and the play revolves around reminiscences and banter. After a few drinks, the group begin telling stories with a supernatural slant, related to their own experience or those of others in the area, and which arise out of the popular preoccupations of Irish folklore: ghosts, fairies and mysterious happenings.

After each man (except Brendan) has told a story, Valerie tells her own: the reason why she has left Dublin. Valerie's story is melancholy and undoubtedly true, with a ghostly twist which echoes the earlier tales, and shocks the men who become softer, kinder, and more real. There is the hint that the story may lead to salvation and, eventually, a happy ending for two of the characters. Finbar and Jim leave, and in the last part of the play, Jack's final monologue is a story of personal loss which, he comments, is at least not a ghostly tale but in some ways is nonetheless about a haunting.


The building of a hydroelectric dam, or weir, on a local waterway many years before is mentioned early in the conversation.


Download a copy of the script HERE.

For all enquiries & to confirm your attendance, please contact the director,

Tom Richards at:


All the best to everyone auditioning!

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