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Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata



    Cavendish Row, Dublin 1, Co. Dublin






    +353 (0)1 874 4368


    Selina Cartmell

    Head of Production

    Teerth Chungh

    Theatre Manager

    Alan McQuillan

    Box Office Phone

    + 353 (0)1 874 4045

  • Programming Policy

    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.

    In 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 included, amongst others, a sell-out immersive production of The Great Gatsby, Tribes by Nina Raine, The Red Shoes by Nancy Harris, and Roddy Doyle’s The Snapper.

    GATE STUDIO As well as functioning as the primary rehearsal space for the Gate, the Studio will also launch the next generation 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.

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New Irish Plays Produced By Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata

Play Title Playwright
A Better Place Robert Hogan
A Bride for the Unicorn Denis Johnston
A Flutter of Wings T.C. Murray
A Slipper for the Moon Micheál Mac Liammóir
Afterplay Brian Friel
Aintí Bríd Annraoi Saidléar
An Cleachtadh Deiridh Mícheál De Paor
An Ráidhteas Oifigeamhail Séamus de Bhilmot
An Udhacht Máiréad Ní Ghráda
Bunaithe go scaoilte ar cheoldráma 'Gianni Schicchi' le Puccini
Anything But the Truth Christine Longford
Ascendancy Lord Longford
Black Man's Country Desmond Forristal
Breakdown Eugene McCabe
Bride Ulick Burke
Cadenza in Black Arthur Duff
Captive Audience Desmond Forristal
Come on Over Conor McPherson
Crestfall Mark O'Rowe
Dark Waters Dorothy Macardle
Decision at Easter G.P. Gallivan
Dia 'Á Réidhteach Mícheál Ó Siochfhradha
Diarmuid and Grainne Micheál Mac Liammóir
First presented in Irish at the Taibhdhearc, Galway. English translation by the author.
Encounter in the Wilderness Hugh Carr
Forests of the Night Arnold Sundgaard
Gates of Gold Frank McGuinness
Gealach na Fonnóide Mícheál Ó hAodha
Gone Tomorrow Tom Coffey
Grania of the Ships David Sears
Grogan and the Ferret George Shiels
Guardian Angel M.J. Farrell
Hamilton and Jones Winifred M. Letts
Happy Family Mary Manning (1)
Here's Your Uncle George! Peter Powell
Home For Christmas Micheál Mac Liammóir
In High Germany Dermot Bolger
Innocence Frank McGuinness
Jennifer's Vacation Robin Glendinning
John Donne Christine Longford
King Herod Explains Conor Cruise O'Brien
Little City Séamus Byrne
Lord Edward Christine Longford
Lovers : Losers Brian Friel
Lovers : Winners Brian Friel
Madigan's Lock Hugh Leonard
Many Happy Returns Bernard Farrell
Marrowbone Lane Robert Collis
Milk and Honey Don Alwyn
Molly Sweeney Brian Friel
Mount Lawless Christine Longford
Mr. Jiggins of Jigginstown Christine Longford
Mr. Supple Christine Longford
Mrs. Howard's Husband Seamus De Burca
Murder, Like Charity, ... Andrew Ganly
Na Gaduithe Gearóid Ó Lochlainn
Noone Joe O'Donnell
Not For Children Elmer Rice
One, Two, Three, O'Leary Bernard Farrell
Adapted by Bernard Farrell from the German original 'Max und Milli' by Volker Ludwig.
Patrick Sarsfield Christine Longford
Performances Brian Friel
Portrait in Marble Hazel Ellis
Prelude in Kazbek Street Micheál Mac Liammóir
Queens and Emperors Christine Longford
Sea Change Christine Longford
Semi-Private Mary Halpin
Shapes John Kelly (3)
Sister Eucharia Austin Clarke
Smock Alley Maureen Charlton
Stella by Starlight Bernard Farrell
Stephen Stoney Christine Longford
Stop the Clock Christine Longford
Storm Over Wicklow Mary Manning (1)
Storm Song Denis Johnston
Tankardstown Christine Longford
Tar Éis an Aifrinn Cyril Cusack
The Antonietta John Good Maurice Good
The Au Pair Man Hugh Leonard
The Boys and Girls are Gone Seamus De Burca
The Bread Man Frank McGuinness
The Brontës of Haworth Parsonage John Davison
The Dalers Paddy Cullen
The Director L. A. G. Strong
The Earl of Straw Christine Longford
The Golden Cuckoo Denis Johnston
The Golden Link Edward Lindsay-Hogg
The Goose Alun Owen
The Hill of Quirke Christine Longford
The Holy Ground Dermot Bolger
The Home Place Brian Friel
The Horse Dealer John Molloy
The Hunger Demon (The Son of Learning) Austin Clarke
The Ice Goddess James Douglas
The Last Summer Declan Hughes
The Mariner Hugo Hamilton
The Mask of Moriarty Hugh Leonard
The Melians Lord Longford
The New Girl Christine Longford
The Order of Melchizedek Críostóir Ó Floinn
The Orphans Tom Murphy (1)
The Paragons Christine Longford
The Poker Session Hugh Leonard
The Seventh Sin Desmond Forristal
The Signalman's Apprentice Brian Phelan
The Spirit of Annie Ross Bernard Farrell
The Strange Lover Lord Dunsany
The Third Day John Kelly (3)
The True Story of the Horrid Popish Plot Desmond Forristal
The Uncrowned King Brinsley MacNamara V.A. Pearn
The United Brothers Christine Longford
The Vineyard Lord Longford
The Weeping of Angels Joseph O'Connor (1)
Thirst Flann O'Brien
Three Leopards Cecil Monson
Tolka Row Maura Laverty
When Lovely Woman Lennox Robinson
White Horses Neil Jordan
Women Without Men Hazel Ellis
Yahoo Lord Longford
Youth's the Season -? Mary Manning (1)


Play Title Adapter/Translator
A Christmas Carol Tomás Mac Anna Charles Dickens
A Month in the Country Brian Friel Ivan Turgenev
A version of Ivan Turgenev's original play.
After Sunset Terence de Vere White

from an idea of Anatole France.

An Apple a Day Micheál Mac Liammóir Jules Romains
An Bheirt Aodhairí Tomás Ó hÉighneacháin Gregorio Martinez Sierra
Aistriúchán ar 'Los Pastores'(1913)
An Geocach Duine Uasail Máire Ní Shíthe Molière
Aistriúchán ar 'Le Bourgeouis Gentilhomme' (1670)
An Liúdramán Eoghan Ó Neachtain Rutherford Mayne
Aistriúchán ar 'The Drone'(1908)
An Sár-Ghadaí Gearóid Ó Lochlainn Matthew Boulton
Aistriúchán ar 'The Burglar and The Girl' (1926)
An Turas Go dtí an Eilbhéis Seán Ó Foghludha Édouard Martin Eugène Labiche
Aistriúchán ar 'Le Voyage de Monsieur Perrichon' (1860)
Ar Maidin Go Moch Micheál Mac Liammóir Eugene O'Neill
Aistriúchán ar 'Before Breakfast' (1916)
Asmodée Basil Bartlett François Mauriac
Autumn Margaret Kennedy Gregory Ratoff
from the Russian of Ilya Surguchev
Bean na Gruaige Duibhe Micheál Mac Liammóir Sacha Guitry
Aistriúchán ón bhFraincis
Carmilla Lord Longford Sheridan Le Fanu
Adapted from J. Sheridan Le Fanu by the Earl of Longford
Céad Bliain D'Aois Tomás Ó hÉighneacháin Serafín Alvaréz Quintero Juaquín Álvarez Quintero
Aistriúchán ar 'El Centenario'(1909)
Dublin One Hugh Leonard James Joyce
Based on Short Stories by James Joyce
Geamaireacht Droichid an Diabhail Liam Ó Briain Henrí Ghéon
Aistriúchán ar 'La Parade du Point-au-Diable' (1926)
Greann Háthalába Gearóid Ó Lochlainn Lord Dunsany
Aistriúchán ar 'The Jest of Hahalaba' (1928)
Great Expectations Hugh Leonard Charles Dickens
Adapted from the original novel by Charles Dickens.
Hedda Gabler Brian Friel Henrik Ibsen
Hollywood Pirate Micheál Mac Liammóir Isa Hughes Marcel Achard
Adapted from 'Le Corsaire' (1938)
I'll Go On Barry McGovern Gerry Dukes Samuel Beckett
Selected from Samuel Beckett's trilogy of novels 'Molloy', 'Malone Dies', and 'The Unnamable'.
It's Later Than You Think Lucienne Hill Jean Anouilh
From the originial by Jean Anouilh.
Jane Eyre Alan Stanford Charlotte Brontë
An adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel.
Jane Eyre Micheál Mac Liammóir Charlotte Brontë
Juliet in the Rain Micheál Mac Liammóir Henry René Lenormand
Adapted from Lenormand's play 'Les Ratés' (1920)
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Lord Longford Molière
Le Malade Imaginaire Lord Longford Molière
Liam Liar Hugh Leonard
Adapted from 'Billy Liar' by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall.
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
Mícheál Máiréad Ní Ghráda Leo Tolstoy
Aistriúchán nua ar an athchóiriú Béarla (Miles Malleson,1928) ar an ghearrscéal Rúiseach 'What Men Live By' (1885)
My Cousin Rachel Joseph O'Connor (1) Daphne Du Maurier
Based on Daphne du Maurier's 1951 novel of the same name.
Na Cluig Proinsias Ó Míodhacháin
Aistriúchán ar 'Le Juif Polonais' (1867)le Erkmann-Chatrian.
Oedipus, The Tyrant Lord Longford Sophocles
Translated by Lord Longford.
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.
Phaedra Derek Mahon Jean Racine
A translation of Racine's Phaedra.
Pride and Prejudice Christine Longford Jane Austen
Adapted from the novel of Jane Austen by Christine Longford.
Proxopera Peter Luke
Adapted from the original novel by Benedict Kiely.
Roly Poly Lennox Robinson Guy de Maupassant
Scapin na gCleas Tomás Ó hÉighneacháin Molière
Aistriúchán ar 'Les Fourberies de Scapin' (1671)
Seachain an Dathadóireacht Liam Ó Briain René Fauchois
Aistriúchán ar 'Prenez garde à la peinture'
Seasg Risteárd Ó Foghludha Constance Powell-Anderson
Aistriúchán ar 'Barren' (1928)
See You Next Tuesday Ronald Harwood
An adaptation of Francis Veber's 'Le Diner de Cons'.
Sgoil an Scannail Mícheál Ó Siochfhradha Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Aistriúchán ar 'The School for Scandal' (1777)
Stephen D. Hugh Leonard James Joyce
Taidhreamh Oidhche Lughnasa Pádraig Ó Catháin Gregorio Martinez Sierra
Tartufe Lord Longford Molière
Based on the classic French comedy of the same name (1664)
Tartuffe Michael West Molière
A new version of the original play by Molière.
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 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 Family Way Hugh Leonard Eugène Labiche
Adapted from "Celimare, Le Bien-Aime" by Eugene Labiche
The House of Bernarda Alba Aidan Mathews Federico García Lorca
A translation of Federico Garcia Lorca's original play.
The Lady of the Manor Carolyn Swift Lea Goldberg
Adapted from T. Carmi's translation from the Hebrew of Lea Goldberg's play 'The Lady of the Castle'.
The Liar Micheál Mac Liammóir
Translated by the author from the Irish.
The Masquerade of Henry IV Micheál Mac Liammóir Luigi Pirandello
Translated from Luigi Pirandello's Original Play.
The Passion of Peter Ginty Hugh Leonard Henrik Ibsen
A new version of the original play Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
The Picture of Dorian Gray Gavin Kostick Oscar Wilde
An adaptation of Oscar Wilde's original novel.
The Picture of Dorian Gray Micheál Mac Liammóir Oscar Wilde
The Real Charlotte Terence de Vere White Adrian Vale
Adapted from the original novel by Somerville and Ross.
The Red Shoes Nancy Harris Hans Christian Andersen
The Saints go Cycling In Hugh Leonard Flann O'Brien
The School for Wives Lord Longford Molière
The Snapper Roddy Doyle Roddy Doyle
The Speckled People Hugo Hamilton Hugo Hamilton

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

The Third Policeman Eamon Morrissey Flann O'Brien
The Threepenny Opera Frank McGuinness Bertolt Brecht Kurt Weill
A new version of Bertolt Brecht's and Kurt Weill's original, from a literal translation by Constance Hayes.
The Unguarded Hour Bernard Merivale Otto Bastian
Based on 'Kopf in der Schlinge' (1930)
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'.
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.
Tzar Paul Th. Komisarjevsky J. Alford Dimitri Merijkowski
Uncle Silas Christine Longford J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Adapted by Christine Longford from the Novel by J. Sheridan Le Fanu.
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
Wuthering Heights Ria Mooney Donald Stauffer Emily Brontë
Adapted from the novel of Emily Bronte