2015 at the Gate Theatre
After a successful 2014, which saw outstanding productions of Arthur Miller’s The Price and Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, plus new writing on the Gate stage in the form of Hugo Hamilton’s The Mariner, and adaptations of classic novels including Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights, the Gate Theatre have another exciting programme lined up for 2015.
Anne-Marie Casey’s adaption of Emily Brontë’s tale of wild passions, dark obsessions and cold revenge takes to the stage in November and will run until the end of January 2015. Director Michael Barker-Caven worked on Anne-Marie Casey’s adaptation of Little Women for the Gate in 2011 and the team are now back together for Wuthering Heights.
The Gate Theatre has a long standing and very close relationship with Harold Pinter, and in February 2015, the Gate bring to the stage a play that is widely considered to be a modern masterpiece; Pinters’ The Caretaker. It was the first of Pinter’s plays to bring him recognition and artistic success. A play that explores family relationships and the struggle for power using comedy and tragedy to create a play that elicits complex reactions in the audience.
Shakespeare’s tragedy of teenage passions and civil strife comes crashing across The Gate stage next spring. Directed by Wayne Jordan and opening at the end of March 2015 is Romeo and Juliet. From two rival families, they turn their back on their parent's ancient feud and embark on an intense and secret love affair that ignites within them a depth of feeling that explodes in some of the fieriest writing about love in the history of the stage.
Early summer 2015 the Gate Theatre are excited to bring The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy. This is the first time that the Gate has produced The Gigli Concert and are excited to work with one of Irish theatre’s most celebrated and well knows playwrights.