The Donmar is absolutely the correct setting for such a play as The Weir. Intimate, dimly lit and with the audience seated on three sides, it accurately set the scene. The cold wind howled through the delightfully mismatched set up of the pub, and as the characters debated the wind direction outside, more and more of the audience gathered their coats to use as blankets. Most certainly atmospheric, but the chilling temperatures in the auditorium were a little much for me. Cold, desolate and sparsely decorated, the pub setting neatly came to be a metaphor for the key themes of the play.
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