Star and Garter set to host a new play by the Linlithgow Players

A haunting story to be performed at pub

The Star and Garter Hotel is set to host an evocative play as the Linlithgow Players bring ‘The Weir’ to town.

Set in a remote country pub in Ireland, Dubliner Valerie arrives to find local men who are intrigued by her presence. They try to impress her by sharing some ghostly stories, but Valerie has a more haunting story of her own to share.

What starts out as a bit of ‘blarney’ soon turns dark as the stories take a detour into the supernatural realm.

The “haunting” performance takes place in the function room upstairs in the hotel which allows the audience to be as close to the action as possible.

Director Liz Drewett said: “The thought struck us that we could find a play that would work well in a specific venue in the town.

“When I popped into the Star and Garter Function Room one night, I immediately thought of the play The Weir, by Conor McPherson. I knew that I had found a winning combination of play and venue.”

Rehearsals have just started and the team is enjoying the opportunity of rehearsing in the Function Room.

Liz said: “It makes a huge difference to be able to create the play within the space we will perform it in. We are also excited by using a venue that will have the audience so close to the action.”

There will be special offers on meals in the restaurant downstairs for anyone attending the play in the function room afterwards. The pre–theatre menu will be on offer with a ten per cent discount for those with a ticket.

The performances take place from Wednesday, May 25 until Sunday, May 28 and tickets go on sale soon. Further details will be available in the Gazette and on the Linlithgow Players website www.linlithgowplayers.org.uk.