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Jane Austen's
Pride & Prejudice


Returning due to unprecedented demand
for a limited run only.


Early booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Tickets from €25.00
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Paul DurcanDublin Writers Festival 2011


presents


PAUL DURCAN


A reading followed by the poet in conversation with the acclaimed documentary filmmaker

Alan Gilsenan

Sunday 29 May / 7.30pm / Gate Theatre / Tickets €15/€12.50 conc.


In the words of Caitriona O’Reilly (The Guardian 2008) ‘anyone who has attended one of Paul Durcan’s electrifying poetry readings and been reduced to hysteria (a common enough occurrence) can testify to the unique flavour of his work...’ And what flavour! Political and personal, tender and subversive, comic and inherently iconoclastic, Durcan’s poetry is a rich and heady brew, made all the more potent when heard in the distinctive cadence of his own speech. From the hypocrisies of the church to governmental bureaucracy and the bourgeois pretensions of the social elite, Durcan has spent the last four decades taking contemporary Irish life to task. That he has done so with wit, intelligence and incantatory style has served him well, achieving that rarest of literary feats: huge popular appeal with wide critical acclaim.

‘To have heard him read adds another pleasure to the reading of his work – but the voice speaks clearly on the page in poems of harrowing intimacy, politics and love.’

Carol Ann Duffy

‘Paul Durcan’s Ireland is the one we inhabit. At times he is ready to celebrate the bizarre and the ordinary; at other times he is full of a surreal rage against both order and disorder’
Colm Tóibín

Dublin Writers Festival
Paul Durcan in conversation with Alan Gilsenan
Arts Council

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COMING SOON

Wuthering Heights
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This classic tale of love and revenge, set on the Yorkshire Moors, follows the life of the tortured romantic hero Heathcliff.

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NOW ON

Pride and Prejudice
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RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Alan Stanford’s acclaimed production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, returns to The Gate this summer.

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RECENT PRODUCTION

The Price
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Set in New York in the ‘60s in the attic room of a soon-to-be-demolished house..

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NEXT AT THE GATE

The Mariner
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Following on from his huge success in 2011, with The Speckled People, the Gate Theatre will present the WORLD PREMIÈRE of The Mariner.

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