As we prepare to close our final production from the 2023 line-up, PETER PAN, we’re looking forward to the year ahead. In November, we launched our upcoming slate of productions for 2024, so here’s an update in case you missed it.
As previously announced, our first production of 2024 will be THE PRESIDENT by Thomas Bernhard, directed by Tom Creed.
April 2024 will see the World Premiere of Emma Donoghue’s THE PULL OF THE STARS, directed by Louise Lowe. A Gate commission and adapted from Donoghue’s own bestselling novel, The Pull of the Stars is set in a Dublin hospital in 1918 during the Spanish Flu pandemic. Its all-female creative team will be led by Louise Lowe who returns to the Gate after her acclaimed, award-winning production of The Steward of Christendom. She will be joined by Alyson Cummins, Sinéad Wallace, Sue Mythen and Joan O’Clery.
In May, Annie Baker’s CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION will have its Irish premiere, directed by the Gate’s Artistic Director Róisín McBrinn. Originally developed at the Sundance Institute and premiering off-Broadway in 2009. Circle Mirror Transformation is a meditation on theatre and life and death and the passing of time. Róisín McBrinn returns to direct following her critically acclaimed Irish Premiere production of Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori.
For the first time in 20 years, Brian Friel’s DANCING AT LUGHNASA returns to the Gate Theatre stage, directed by Caroline Byrne. It is a play about female resilience and the sacrifices we choose, and are forced, to make. Although inevitably tragic, it celebrates the truth and beauty of these women and reminds us of how far away freedom is for so many.
In March, we are pleased to welcome back Anna Newell (Babygroove, I Am Baba) who returns with a new show for children with complex needs, SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS. The show features live harmony singing composed especially for the show by award-winning composer David Goodall with costumes created by Irish fashion designer Rebecca Marsden.