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Final 2 Previews

Ivan Turgenev's
A Month in the Country
in a version by Brian Friel

Previews from Thurs 2nd to Mon 6th
 - Preview Tickets €20.00 -

Opening Night Tuesday 7th
 - SOLD OUT - 
Call 01 874 40 45 for Cancellations

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Gate Theatre Production of 'WATT' by SAMUEL BECKETT at the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival


Texts from the novel selected by Barry McGovern.

The Gate Theatre is delighted to announce that ‘Watt’ by Samuel Beckett will be playing at the Edinburgh International Festival this August. After its World Premiere as part of the Beckett Pinter Mamet Festival in Dublin in 2010, ‘Watt’ was invited to the prestigious Under the Radar Festival in New York in January 2011. With the support of Culture Ireland, the production went on to tour to four cities across the United States in October and November as part of the Imagine Ireland season of Irish arts in America in 2011, to great critical acclaim.

‘full of comic surprises’

San Francisco Chronicle

‘Seeing the work of Samuel Beckett performed by Dublin’s Gate Theatre company is akin to seeing Gilbert & Sullivan performed by D’Oyly Cart, hearing Wagner at the Bayreuth Festival, or seeing Shakespeare performed at the Globe Theatre. It’s a chance to experience the work of art in its natural habitat, performed by the people who care about it the most.’
Detroit Theater Examiner

‘I got an almost delirious joy from hearing, and seeing, an hour-long distillation of Beckett's novel... explosively funny.’
The Guardian

Cast
Barry McGovern

Creatives

Director Tom Creed
Costume Design Joan O’Clery
Lighting Design James McConnell
Sound Design Denis Clohessy
Music by Barry McGovern after Samuel Beckett

The Edinburgh International Festival will run from the Thursday 9 August until Sunday 2 September 2012. Full Festival 2012 programme is available online at www.eif.co.uk

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A Month in the Country
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The setting is the Islaev country estate. Natalya Petrovna, a headstrong 29-year-old, is married to Arkadi Islaev, a rich landowner seven years her senior.

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NEXT AT THE GATE

A View From The Bridge
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Set in 1956, Brooklyn, New York. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone agrees to shelter his wife's Italian cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, who have arrived to work illegally.

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COMING SOON

The Importance of Being Earnest
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Directed by Patrick Mason
Previews from 26th November
Opening night 1st December

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RECENT PRODUCTION

The Gigli Concert
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PW King is a 'Dynamatologist' caught between the demands of Mona his mistress, Helen, the unattainable love of his life, and an insatiable taste for vodka.

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