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The Mariner
by Hugo Hamilton
FINAL 10 SHOWS

★★★★ ‘Dazzling’

 Sunday Times

‘Dazzlingly Successful’ ‘Exquisite’

Sunday Independent

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Recent Productions

Pride and Prejudice 2014

2014-08-20

Alan Stanford’s acclaimed production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, returned to The Gate summer 2014 in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the most popular novels of all time, following a hugely popular run at Christmas 2013.


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The Price 2014

2014-06-26
Set in New York in the ‘60s in the attic room of a soon-to-be-demolished house, two brothers meet after a 16 year estrangement to dispose of their dead parents’ property.


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An Ideal Husband 2014

2014-04-03
Regarded by many as one of Oscar Wilde's most outstanding works. An Ideal Husband is a comedic play which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. Filled with an abundance of Wilde’s dark and delightful witticisms, An Ideal Husband seeks to find the truth behind the 'Ideal'.


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The Vortex 2014

2014-02-13

Noel Coward’s sparkling mix of wit and cocktails, The Vortex sets out to beguile and provoke in equal measure.


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Pride and Prejudice 2013

2013-11-28
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the most popular novels of all time, the Gate is delighted to be reviving Alan Stanford’s acclaimed production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, last seen on the Gate stage 12 years ago.


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The Threepenny Opera

2013-09-26
Brutal, scandalous and raunchy, the Gate Theatre is proud to present The Threepenny Opera, the epic masterpiece of 20th century musical theatre, in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

2013-07-18
Blanche DuBois, a fading Southern belle, arrives on the doorstep of her younger sister Stella in New Orleans, having lost their ancestral home ‘Belle Reve’.

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An Enemy of the People

2013-05-23
A small town in Norway has just begun to win fame and fortune for the supposed health-giving properties of its spring waters.


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Mrs. Warren’s Profession

2013-04-04
Vivie Warren, an independent, optimistic and pragmatic young woman intent on pursuing a career in business, is staying with her mother Kitty after graduating from Cambridge.


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KRAPP'S LAST TAPE 2013

2013-03-19
Following sold-out runs in Los Angeles (2012), Washington D.C. and New York (2011), the critically acclaimed Gate Theatre production of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape starring John Hurt returns to the Gate stage for just 10 performances.

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Bedroom Farce 2013

2013-01-25
Funny, gripping and acutely-observed, Alan Ayckbourn's sophisticated comedy presents a hilarious view of middle-class marriage.

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MY COUSIN RACHEL 2012

2012-11-14
We are delighted to welcome back the hit production of 'My Cousin Rachel' for Christmas 2012, following a sell out run earlier this year.

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The Last Summer 2012

2012-09-27
In August 1977, the week before their Leaving results, Paul, Tom, Larry and Kevin plan a stage spectacular at the local disco to advertise their group's first gig. But the beautiful Caroline Brady is a distraction, and so are the menacing Glasthule Lads.


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A Woman of no Importance 2012

2012-07-19
Oscar Wilde's scathingly witty comedy of social scandal focuses on the hypocrisy of a society which sneers and mocks women for their sexual behaviours while praising men for theirs.


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Glengarry Glen Ross

2012-05-24
Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's comedy is nonetheless a ruthless play about small-time, cutthroat real estate agents.

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MY COUSIN RACHEL

2012-04-12
Ambrose Ashley, a wealthy landowner, is wintering in Italy when he meets a distant relation, the Contessa Sangalletti, and everything is changed.


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DA

2012-02-02
Hugh Leonard’s hilarious comedy Da explores the relationship of Charlie, a successful playwright, with his adoptive father.


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Little Women

2011-11-10
Little Women is a much-loved and timeless classic that will warm audience hearts as itfollows the adventures of four young sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March.

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The Speckled People

2011-09-29
Hugo Hamilton’s best-selling memoir, The Speckled People, has been hailed as an ‘instant classic’. The Gate Theatre is delighted to present this World Premiere of the author’s adaptation of this extraordinary work as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.

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Hay Fever

2011-07-28
A hilarious comedy of deliciously bad manners, Hay Fever introduces you to the eccentric Bliss family: a star actress mother, a self-absorbed novelist father and their two grown-up children, for whom all the world, literally, is a stage.

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Molly Sweeney

2011-06-23
Molly Sweeney is a humorous, compelling and moving drama, which tells the story of a woman, blind since infancy, who has the chance to regain her sight.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

2011-03-31
To celebrate the centenary of Tennessee Williams’ birth, the Gate Theatre is delighted to present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, his 1955 Pulitzer Prize winning classic.

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God of Carnage

2011-02-03
Two sets of parents meet to resolve a conflict that began between their 2 children, when one child hit another knocking his teeth out with a stick.

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WATT by Samuel Beckett - On Tour

2011-01-06
WATT by Samuel Beckett - On Tour

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Jane Eyre 2010/11

2010-11-04
Jane Eyre (Andrea Corr) tells the story of a young woman who survives a wretched childhood, unbroken in spirit and integrity...

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Krapps Last Tape at the Duchess Theatre West End

2010-11-01
Samuel Beckett's Krapp's last Tape at the Duchess Theatre West End

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BPM - THE RELISH OF LANGUAGE

2010-09-29
BPM Festival - Pinter l Beckett l Mamet

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Krapp's Last Tape - On Tour 2010

2010-09-15
The Gate Theatre production of ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ tours to the West End with Michael Gambon.

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DEATH OF A SALESMAN

2010-07-20
Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Death of a Salesman.

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ARCADIA

2010-05-25
Arcadia is a dazzling and comic tale of mystery and love, with all the qualities of a gripping literary detective story.

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Krapp's Last Tape

2010-04-22
Following his outstanding performance in Pinter’s No Man’s Land in 2008, Michael Gambon returns to the Gate in Beckett’s classic one-man show, Krapp’s Last Tape.

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Les Liaison Dangereuses

2010-02-25
Based on the classic French novel by Laclos, Christopher Hampton’s iconic, Tony-Award-winning play tells the sordid tale of the cunning and confident Merteuil and the wickedly charming Valmont, two high-society rivals who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and destroy.

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Faith Healer 2009

2010-01-27
Having toured to Sydney, Edinburgh and played in Dublin in 2009, the Gate Theatre is delighted to begin 2010 with one of Friel’s greatest masterpieces, Faith Healer.

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A Christmas Carol 2009

2009-12-01
"I defy even a latter day Scrooge not to be enchanted by this production" Sunday Independent

Back by popular demand, Dickens’ timeless classic of the true spirit of Christmas at the Gate.

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WORLD PREMIERE THE BIRDS

2009-09-29
The Gate has a long and close relationship with the award winning playwright, screenwriter and director, Conor McPherson, premiering many of his works both at home and abroad, many of which the author also directed.

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Culture Night at the Gate Theatre with Writer/Director Conor McPherson

2009-09-25
The Gate Theatre presents, as part of Dublin Culture Night 2009, an audience Q and A with award-winning Irish playwright Conor McPherson.

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Gate l Friel 2009

2009-09-09
On 9 January 2009, Brian Friel, one of Ireland's greatest living playwrights, celebrated his 80th birthday.

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Present Laughter by Noel Coward

2009-07-09
The Gate Theatre is delighted to present Noel Cowardes brilliant comedy of manners Present Laughter.


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ALL MY SONS
by Arthur Miller

2009-04-07
All My Sons was the first great success of Arthur Miller's supremely influential career and the play that launched him as one of the leading dramatists of the twentieth century.

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THE REAL THING

2009-02-10
The Gate Theatre begins 2009 with the multi award winning play The Real Thing by one of the giants of modern playwrighting.

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The Old Curiosity Shop
by Charles Dickens

2008-12-03
Charles Dickens’ much loved classic has been brought to life in a wonderful new version by Alan Stanford.

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HEDDA GABLER

2008-09-25
Eighty years after the Gate’s inaugural production of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, it celebrates its birthday with a wonderful new version, by Brian Friel, of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.

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No Man's Land

2008-08-26
From the pen of one of the greatest living playwrights, comes Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter's superb tragicomic gem.


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The Weir

2008-06-10
The Weir, by acclaimed playwright Conor McPherson, premiered at the Gate in 1998 to critical and successful acclaim.

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THE DEEP BLUE SEA

2008-05-10
From the acknowledged master of the ‘well made play’ and author of French Without Tears and The Winslow Boy..

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The Glass Menagerie

2008-02-07
From the Pulitzer Prize winning author, and one of America’s greatest playwrights, comes Tennessee Williams' semi-autobiographical masterpiece.

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EUROPALIA.EUROPA Barry McGovern in I'LL GO ON

2008-01-22
EUROPALIA.EUROPA Barry McGovern in I'LL GO ON


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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations 2007

2007-11-22
Adapted for the stage by Hugh Leonard

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Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya

2007-10-02
From the pens of two of the world’s greatest playwrights, it is a drama of love and loyalty, of passion and despair, of hope and desire.

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Private Lives 2007

2007-07-12
Noël Coward, an astounding polymath, actor, writer, composer, lyricist, painter and wit was defined by his Englishness as much as he defined it and had more than what he called merely a “talent to amuse”.


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The Constant Wife

2007-05-24
(Spoleto Festival USA 2007)

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Sweeney Todd

2007-04-24
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. More than just a musical - a razor-sharp theatrical event!

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Salomé

2007-03-20


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American Buffalo

2007-02-13
February 13th sees the opening of the Gate Theatre’s production of Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s American Buffalo, which premiered in Chicago in 1975.


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Beckett Season

2007-01-11
(Sydney Festival 2007) First Love, Eh Joe, I’ll Go On, Poetry and Prose readings

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Anna Karenina

2006-12-05
Set against the background of the snow-swept Russian Steppes, Anna Karenina is an epic story of love and loss.

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Festen

2006-10-03
Based on the widely acclaimed film and play by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov and Bo hr. Hansen.

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Waiting for Godot 2006

2006-10-03
Johnny Murphy as Estragon, Alan Stanford as Pozzo, Barry McGovern as Vladimir, and Stephen Brennan as Lucky

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I'll Go On 2006

2006-09-13
Following the outstanding success of Beckett on Stage, the Gate continues its celebration of Samuel Beckett's work in this his Centenary year with a production of I'll Go On starring Barry McGovern, from Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable.

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Eh Joe in the West End 2006

2006-06-30
The Gate’s production of Eh Joe by Samuel Beckett starring Michael Gambon and featuring the voice of Penelope Wilton is transferring to London where it opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 27th June.


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The Constant Wife 2006

2006-06-06
Maugham’s modern and amusing take on marriage and infidelity gives a quick-witted, alternative view on how to deal with an extra-marital affair.

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Faith Healer 2006 [on Broadway]

2006-05-04
Ralph Fiennes as Frank Hardy in the Gate Theatre production of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer


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Beckett Centenary Festival

2006-03-22
In 1991, the Gate Theatre held the first Beckett Festival, producing all 19 of Samuel Beckett’s stage plays in a unique tribute with its partners Trinity College - Beckett’s alma mater, and RTÉ.


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Faith Healer 2006

2006-02-07
The Gate Theatre has had a long and rich association with Brian Friel, arguably Ireland’s greatest living playwright, and is delighted to begin 2006 with a production of one of his finest plays Faith Healer.


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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 2005

2005-11-29
The famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from embittered skinflint to generous benefactor has delighted audiences for generations.

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Betrayal

2005-10-14
The Gate Theatre has a unique association with Harold Pinter, having presented three festivals of his work, all of which Pinter himself participated in.

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The Pinter Landscape

2005-10-07
In partnership with Dublin Theatre Festival
And generously supported by BANK OF IRELAND -
THE MERRION HOTEL - RTÉ - THE UNICORN

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Old Times

2005-09-30
In a converted farmhouse a film-maker, his wife and a female guest enact a primal battle of ownership.

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A View from the Bridge

2005-08-02
Director Mark Brokaw returns to the Gate after directing the very successful production of Arthur Miller’s The Price in 2004.

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Lady Windermere's Fan 2005

2005-05-17
Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays to be produced and on its glittering debut in 1892 it proved an instant success on the London stage.

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Poor Beast in the Rain

2005-04-12
Set in an old fashioned Wexford betting shop on the weekend leading up to the All Ireland Hurling Final, Danger Doyle returns to town to face all those left behind..

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The Home Place

2005-02-01
The Gate theatre has had a long and rich association with Brian Friel, arguably Ireland’s greatest living playwright, and began 2005 with the world premiere of his latest play, The Home Place.

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Many Happy Returns

2004-11-30
‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through the house, there’s not a creature unlit, not even a mouse!’


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Shining City

2004-09-28
In Dublin a man comes to a counsellor seeking help. He claims to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife.


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Pygmalion

2004-07-06
In Pygmalion, the cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Dawn Bradfield) is taken in hand by accent and pronunciation expert Professor Higgins (Stephen Brennan), who attempts to transform her speech and manners in order to pass her off as a lady in genteel society.


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The Price

2004-05-11
Set in New York in the '60s this brilliant, powerful and deeply moving play examines with compassion, humour and rare insight, the relationship of two long-estranged brothers.


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Dancing at Lughnasa 2004

2004-02-24
It is the summer of 1936 and the five Mundy women are on the very edge of catastrophe.


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Jane Eyre 2003

2003-12-03
Charlotte Brontï's Jane Eyre is a story of passion - of anger, defiance and overwhelming desire.


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Waiting for Godot 2003 On Tour

2003-10-28
The Gate’s touring production of 'Waiting for Godot' will finish its critically acclaimed seven week run in the United States with a final performance in Los Angeles on the 19th November.


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Performances

2003-09-30
In the world premiere of Brian Friel's Performances, the playwright's words entwine with the music of the composer's final string quartet, Intimate Letters, to create an illuminating, unique and profoundly moving theatrical experience.


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The Importance of Being Earnest 2003

2003-07-08
"It is exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy, and it has its philosophy...we should treat all the trivial things of life seriously and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality" - Oscar Wilde


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The Book of Evidence

2003-06-12
Declan Conlon gives a compelling performance as Frederick Montgomery and his dark, poignant, witty and disturbing testimony of murder.


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Crestfall

2003-05-20
There is a place between nightmare and waking...a place, yet no place...of our world, yet not our world...a savage quarter so dark that all but the tiniest glimmer of light has been extinguished. Almost.


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The Eccentricities of a Nightingale

2003-03-25
Tennessee Williams is largely regarded as America’s most famous playwright having won two Pulitzer Prizes, the first for A Streetcar Named Desire and the second for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


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Moliere's Comedy - The Misanthrope

2003-02-11
In this sparkling new version of Molière’s classic comedy, Martin Crimp brings the misanthropic Alceste into the world of Hollywood Stars, London Agents, the Gutter Press and the Savage Critic.


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Waiting for Godot 2003

2003-01-05


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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 2002

2002-11-19
The famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation from embittered skinflint to generous benefactor has delighted audiences for generations.


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See You Next Tuesday

2002-10-01
An adaptation by Ronald Harwood of the Francis Veber play Le DÓner de Cons

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Pride and Prejudice 2002

2002-05-22
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."


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Gates of Gold

2002-04-30
Gates of Gold is a work of fiction, inspired by the story of the founders of the Gate Theatre.


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Two Plays After

2002-03-05
WORLD PREMIERE After Play and The Bear by Brian Friel

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The shape of things

2002-02-05
Four young college students and two apparently ordinary relationships in small town America provide the landscape for Neil LaBute’s the shape of things.


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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 2001

2001-11-27
The famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from embittered skinflint to generous benefactor has delighted audiences for generations.


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Three Short Plays

2001-10-02
The Gate Theatre is proud to present the world premieres of plays by three of Ireland’s most prestigious contemporary writers, Brian Friel, Neil Jordan and Conor McPherson.


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John Hurt in Krapp's Last Tape

2001-09-04
The Gate Theatre presents John Hurt in Krapp’s Last Tape for 3 weeks only.


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Blithe Spirit

2001-07-10
Written during the dark War years of 1941, Coward’s classic comedy of high spirits, glorious satire and sophisticated banter is one of his best-loved plays.


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The Homecoming

2001-06-12
A family gathering in north London. Teddy brings his wife, Ruth, home to meet her in-laws. But who will be the eventual winner in a fierce battle for supremacy?


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Port Authority

2001-04-24
In Conor McPherson’s new play Port Authority we meet Kevin, Dermot and Joe, three generations of Dublin men. Their stories explore the possibilities they’ve had in their lives for happiness and love.


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bash

2001-03-27
bash is a trio of plays by the playwright and award-winning film director Neil LaBute.


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Thérèse Raquin

2001-02-13
Emile Zola was one of the giants of French nineteenth century literature and, from the publication of Thérèse Raquin, his work was both championed and vilified across Europe for its gritty realism and sexual honesty.


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The Caretaker 2014

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Building on a long-established and close relationship between Harold Pinter and The Gate, we are delighted to present The Caretaker for the first time.


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The Mariner
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The Gate Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIÈRE of The Mariner by renowned Irish writer Hugo Hamilton.

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Wuthering Heights
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Emily Brontë's classic tale of desire, love and revenge, set on the Yorkshire Moors, follows the life of the tortured romantic hero Heathcliff.


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EARLY 2015

The Caretaker
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Building on a long-established and close relationship between Harold Pinter and The Gate, we are delighted to present The Caretaker.


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RECENT PRODUCTION

Pride and Prejudice
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Alan Stanford’s acclaimed production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, returned to The Gate.

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