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Private Lives
by Noël Coward

★★★★★ The Arts Review
★★★★★ The Irish Mail on Sunday
‘Funny, charming and totally irresistible’ The Arts Review
‘Sumptuous’ Irish Independent
‘A perfect play' Sunday Independent
'Scintillatingly entertaining' The Irish Mail on Sunday

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The Edwards MacLiammoir Dublin Gate Theatre Productions DAC (The Gate Theatre) is governed by a trust. The trustees are Mary Finan and Nicholas Kearns.

The directors of the Edwards MacLiammoir Dublin Gate Theatre Productions DAC are:



Mary Finan



David Bunworth

Jim Clery

Peter Crowley

Kevin McHugh

James Morris

Grace Smith



The Gate Theatre is committed to complying with the recommended guidelines for financial reporting requirements and with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising as developed by Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd (ICTR).In addition The Gate Theatre is also committed to good governance and the organisation complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its governing document, available here

The Gate Theatre keeps detailed books and records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. The organisation is transparent in its audited financial statements, with the most recent statements (2015) available here. The Statement of Recommended Practice for charities and not-for profit entities SORP (FRS102) is currently accepted as best practice in Ireland. Our 2015 financial statements reflect FRS102


The Gate Theatre Board Directors Biographies

Mary Finan (appointed 1982)

Mary Finan has spent her career in communications and was Managing Director and subsequently Chairman of Wilson Hartnell, Ogilvy’s Irish Public Relations operation. Since then she has been an independent non executive director of a number of financial services companies. She is a former Chairman of RTE and of the ESRI and was the first woman President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Over her career she has been an active member of several pro bono boards.  She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the National University of Ireland in 2011.


David Bunworth (appointed 2004)

David Bunworth possesses a wealth of knowledge in the areas of business development, brand management, sales & marketing. He has most recently worked with UDG Healthcare, implementing a full re-branding strategy to assist their continued growth into international markets. Prior to this he was the Managing Director of Bord Gáis Energy, Business Development Manager for The Gresham Hotel Group and Commercial Director at Aer Lingus.


Jim Clery (appointed 2014)

Jim is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered tax adviser and experienced board member. He has been a partner at KPMG Ireland since 2000, where he now leads its Real Estate and Construction practice.

Peter Crowley (appointed 2015)

Prior to establishing FL Partners, Peter Crowley was Chief Executive Officer of IBI Corporate Finance and CEO of Sigma Communications Group. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he spent 6 years as a Director in KPMG Corporate Finance. He is a non-executive Chairman of The Racing Post and Kaymed and was previously a non-executive director of Irish Continental Group plc, owner of Irish Ferries.


Kevin McHugh (appointed 1982)

Kevin McHugh is a freelance actor and director. He was Artistic director of Playwrights and Actors theatre company from 1982 to 1994 and series editor of Fair City from 1994 to 2008. He was also Director of the Dublin School of Acting from 1982 to 1998.


James Morris (appointed 2015)

James Morris is Chairman of the Windmill Lane Group and is a Director of the Dublin International Film Festival. He also served two terms as Chairman of the Irish Film Board and was on the board of IMRO (Irish Music Rights organisation). He is a founder of TV3, The Mill (UK) and Windmill Lane Studios.


Grace Smith (appointed 2013)

Grace Smith is a solicitor who was formerly a Partner and the Head of the Intellectual Property division at McCann Fitzgerald for 16 years.

Edwards MacLiammoir Dublin Gate Theatre Productions DAC. Registered Office Address: Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1. Registered in Ireland Company No. 27768. Registered Charity Number CHY 11638



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Private Lives
Noël Coward’s classic tale of bitter sweet love is one of the true delights of theatre...

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Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
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The Heiress
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