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Gates of Gold


  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Setting

    The bedroom and sitting room of Conrad and Gabriel's house.

  • Synopsis

    Inspired by the lives of Hilton Edwards and Michéal MacLiammóir, the two founders of The Gate Theatre, Gates of Gold is about a marriage, a theatre starting and a life ending. The play explores the magic of theatre and the imagination, and addresses questions of sexuality, gender confusion and human mortality.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Conrad Richard Johnson (1)
Alma Donna Dent
Gabriel Alan Howard
Kassie Rosaleen Linehan
Ryan James Kennedy(2)
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Set Dresser Nicola Hughes
Production Manager James McConnell
Production Co-ordinator Val Keogh
Stage Director Anne Layde
Assistant Stage Manager Kenneth Kelly (1)
Assistant Stage Manager Elaine Farrell
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Costume Construction Janet O'Leary
Wardrobe Assistant Valerie Dempsey
Tailor Louis Copeland
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Hair and Wigs Anne Dunne
Company Director Michael Colgan (1)
Company Deputy Director Marie Rooney
Company Deputy Director Anne Clarke

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.