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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


Gate Theatre


  • Description

    The Gate Theatre was founded in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir and became internationally renowned as one of the most adventurous and far-sighted playhouses in Europe. During the forties and fifties the theatre continued under the dual directorship of Edwards-MacLiammóir and Lord Longford and flourished as the home of European and experimental drama.

    In 1983, Michael Colgan became Director of the Gate. During his 33 years, he produced many high quality, award-winning plays and he established unique relationships with leading contemporary playwrights including Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Brian Friel.

    On 3rd April 2017, Selina Cartmell became Director of the Gate. She has directed a diverse range of work and her productions have won multiple theatre awards. Selina's inaugural season at the Gate begins on 12th July 2017.

    GATE STUDIO: As well as functioning as the primary rehearsal space for the Gate, the Studio will also launch the next generationl of artists onto the world stage and put them at the "heart of the Gate". The Gate Studio will develop and commission an eclectic range of bold new work and nurture outstanding talent through a collaborative and interdisciplinary practice, crossing art forms and transcending genres. 


  • Address

    Cavendish Row,Dublin 1,Co. Dublin






    +353 (0)1 874 4045 (box office)


    Selina Cartmell

    Head of Production

    Teerth Chungh

    Theatre Manager

    David Quinlan

    Production Manager

    Jim McConnell

    Marketing Manager

    Holly Faulkner

    Front of House Manager

    Vincent Brightling

New Irish Plays Produced By Gate Theatre

Play Title Playwright
A Better Place Robert Hogan
A Christmas Carol Tomás Mac Anna Charles Dickens
A Flutter of Wings T.C. Murray
A Month in the Country Brian Friel Ivan Turgenev
A version of Ivan Turgenev's original play.
A Slipper for the Moon Micheál Mac Liammóir
Afterplay Brian Friel
Autumn Margaret Kennedy Gregory Ratoff
from the Russian of Ilya Surguchev
Bride Ulick Burke
Come on Over Conor McPherson
Crestfall Mark O'Rowe
Gates of Gold Frank McGuinness
Great Expectations Hugh Leonard Charles Dickens
Adapted from the original novel by Charles Dickens.
Happy Family Mary Manning (1)
Hedda Gabler Brian Friel Henrik Ibsen
I'll Go On Barry McGovern Gerry Dukes Samuel Beckett
Selected from Samuel Beckett's trilogy of novels 'Molloy', 'Malone Dies', and 'The Unnamable'.
In High Germany Dermot Bolger
Innocence Frank McGuinness
Jane Eyre Alan Stanford Charlotte Brontë
An adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel.
Little Women Anne-Marie Casey Louisa May Alcott

Based on the 1868 novel of the same name.

Love and a Bottle Bill Morrison Michael Ruggins George Farquhar
Many Happy Returns Bernard Farrell
Molly Sweeney Brian Friel
My Cousin Rachel Joseph O'Connor (1) Daphne Du Maurier
Based on Daphne du Maurier's 1951 novel of the same name.
Oliver Twist Alan Stanford Charles Dickens
Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens.
Peer Gynt Frank McGuinness Henrik Ibsen
A new version of the original play by Henrik Ibsen from a literal translation by Anne Bamborough.
Performances Brian Friel
Phaedra Derek Mahon Jean Racine
A translation of Racine's Phaedra.
Port Authority Conor McPherson
Queens and Emperors Christine Longford
See You Next Tuesday Ronald Harwood
An adaptation of Francis Veber's 'Le Diner de Cons'.
Shining City Conor McPherson
Stella by Starlight Bernard Farrell
Storm Over Wicklow Mary Manning (1)
Tartuffe Michael West Molière
A new version of the original play by Molière.
The Antonietta John Good Maurice Good
The Bear Brian Friel Anton Chekhov
A version of the original play by Anton Chekhov after a literal translation by Úna Ní Dhubhghaill.
The Birds Conor McPherson Daphne Du Maurier

Adapted from the 1952 short story by Daphne du Maurier.

The Bread Man Frank McGuinness
The Dalers Paddy Cullen
The Holy Ground Dermot Bolger
The Home Place Brian Friel
The House of Bernarda Alba Aidan Mathews Federico García Lorca
A translation of Federico Garcia Lorca's original play.
The Last Summer Declan Hughes
The London Vertigo Brian Friel
Based on Charles Macklin's original play 'The True Born Irishman' or 'The Irish Fine Lady'.
The Mariner Hugo Hamilton
The Mask of Moriarty Hugh Leonard
The Melians Lord Longford
The Picture of Dorian Gray Gavin Kostick Oscar Wilde
An adaptation of Oscar Wilde's original novel.
The Speckled People Hugo Hamilton Hugo Hamilton

Adapted by the author from his 2003 memoir of the same name

The Spirit of Annie Ross Bernard Farrell
The Threepenny Opera Frank McGuinness Kurt Weill
A new version of Bertolt Brecht's and Kurt Weill's original, from a literal translation by Constance Hayes.
The Weeping of Angels Joseph O'Connor (1)
The Wife to a Famous Man Liam Ó Briain Gregorio Martinez Sierra
A new translation of 'La Mujer del Héroe' (1914)
The Yalta Game Brian Friel Anton Chekhov
After Chekhov
Three Sisters Frank McGuinness Anton Chekhov
A version of Anton Chekhov's original play.
Uncle Vanya Brian Friel Anton Chekhov
A new version of the original play after a literal translation by Úna Ní Dhubhghaill.
Watt Barry McGovern Samuel Beckett
White Horses Neil Jordan