The Weatherman is a powerful black comedy-drama, centred on two broken flatmates who become complicit in a dark business scheme.
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.
Written by Eugene O’Hare, the first dark comedy-drama of the Park Theatre’s 2019 season shines a light on webs of secrets and lies woven behind closed doors, and stars renowned stage and screen actor Mark Hadfield, whose credits include Road (Royal Court), The Libertine (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Outlander and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The Weatherman also stars Niamh James, Alec Newman, Cyril Nri and David Schaal. The play is directed by Alice Hamilton (Every Day I Make Greatness Happen, Hampstead Theatre).
The Weatherman tickets are now available through Official London Theatre.