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Longford Productions


  • Description

    Longford Productions was founded in 1936 by Edward and Christine, the sixth Earl and Countess of Longford. When the two-year-old Gate Theatre, founded by Micheál Mac Liammóir and Hilton Edwards, ran into financial difficulties in 1931, Lord Longford offered to buy the outstanding shares. The arrangement lasted until 1936, when, following disagreements, the company was divided in two, Edwards-Mac Liammoir Prodcutions and Longford Productions. Each company had six months in the theatre and six months touring. Longford Productions produced 151 plays at The Gate Theatre, during their 24 years of existence. They toured nationally and to London and enjoyed much success with plays by Denis Johnston, Bernard Shaw, and European dramatists such as Pirandello, Ibsen, and Chekov. Christine Longford was also playwright and wrote more than 15 plays for the company.

  • Founder

    Christine Longford


    Lord Longford

New Irish Plays Produced By Longford Productions

Play Title Playwright
Anything But the Truth Christine Longford
Cadenza in Black Arthur Duff
Decision at Easter G.P. Gallivan
Hamilton and Jones Winifred M. Letts
Here's Your Uncle George! Peter Powell
John Donne Christine Longford
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Lord Longford Molière
Le Malade Imaginaire Lord Longford Molière
Lord Edward Christine Longford
Mount Lawless Christine Longford
Mr. Supple Christine Longford
Oedipus, The Tyrant Lord Longford Sophocles
Translated by Lord Longford.
Patrick Sarsfield Christine Longford
Pride and Prejudice Christine Longford Jane Austen
Adapted from the novel of Jane Austen by Christine Longford.
Sea Change Christine Longford
Sister Eucharia Austin Clarke
Stephen Stoney Christine Longford
Stop the Clock Christine Longford
Tankardstown Christine Longford
Tartufe Lord Longford Molière
Based on the classic French comedy of the same name (1664)
The Absentee Christine Longford Maria Edgeworth
Based on the 1812 novel of the same name
The Agamemnon Christine Longford Lord Longford
Translated by Lord and Lady Longford from the Greek.
The Avenger Christine Longford J. Sheridan Le Fanu
The Barber of Seville Lord Longford Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Translation of the French play by Pierre Beaumarchais written in 1775, and originally entitled Le Barbier de Séville
The Brontës of Haworth Parsonage John Davison
The Earl of Straw Christine Longford
The Golden Cuckoo Denis Johnston
The Hill of Quirke Christine Longford
The Paragons Christine Longford
The School for Wives Lord Longford Molière
The Strange Lover Lord Dunsany
The Uncrowned King Brinsley MacNamara V.A. Pearn
The United Brothers Christine Longford
The Vineyard Lord Longford
The Watcher Christine Longford J. Sheridan Le Fanu
'The Watcher' is adapted from the story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu which was re-printed in 'In a Glass Darkly' under the title of 'The Familiar'.
Uncle Silas Christine Longford J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Adapted by Christine Longford from the Novel by J. Sheridan Le Fanu.
Witch Hunt Christine Longford