Park Theatre in association with Anthology Theatre, Eilene Davidson Productions and Featuristic Stage present World Premiere of

The Weatherman

By Eugene O'Hare

Directed by Alice Hamilton
Cast features Mark Hadfield, Niamh James, Alec Newman, Cyril Nri & David Schaal
Production supported by Park Theatre's Producers' Circle

★★★★★ BroadwayWorld
★★★★★ London Living Large
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ Gay Times
★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
★★★★ Last Minute Theatre Tickets

When it's too dangerous to run away, the outlook for tomorrow becomes increasingly dark...

Beezer and O’Rourke live on the fringes of society in a dingy London flat, struggling to make ends meet. Despite living life at the bottom of the heap, the savage banter of their dysfunctional friendship keeps the pair afloat.

When their dodgy landlord, Dollar, makes them a ‘business’ proposition, O’Rourke finds himself selling out for the cost of a few months’ rent. The price? Take care of a mystery special package. Just for a few months. Easy job. Easy money.

As the weight of a heavy conscience becomes too much to bear, the outlook for tomorrow becomes increasingly dark, with a storm brewing on the horizon. Cast features Mark Hadfield (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), Alec Newman (The Motherf**ker with the Hat, National Theatre), David Schaal (The Inbetweeners), Cyril Nri (The Barbershop Chronicles, National Theatre) and the professional stage debut of Niamh James. 

O'Hare's first drama in our 2019 season shines a light on complicity and its intriguing web of secrets and lies woven behind closed doors. 

 

‘A set of exquisite performances’ ★★★★★ BroadwayWorld

'First-rate theatre' ★★★★★ London Living Large

 'A quintet of flawless performances' ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘Manages to wring out drops of humanity and laugh in the face of abject misery’ ★★★★ The Stage

'A smart, topical and challenging play... an incredibly powerful piece' ★★★★ Gay Times

'A remarkable debut from Eugene O’Hare' ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

'Skilful direction and... five gifted actors' ★★★★ Last Minute Theatre Tickets

'Alice Hamilton’s direction brings out strong echoes of Pinter' The Guardian

'This is an impressively crafted debut with a fine cast' Evening Standard

‘The standout performance comes from Niamh James’ Time Out

'The banter between the protagonists is undoubtedly hilarious... leaves you wanting more' Secret London

‘Niamh James, fresh out of drama school, does a terrific job in making Mara a real, living presence on stage’ The Spy in the Stalls

‘Newman gives an astounding performance as broken man O’Rourke’ LondonTheatre1

‘You can’t ignore its power to provoke’ Stage Review