The Gate Theatre presents a Lyric Theatre production

by Owen McCafferty

Directed by Charlotte Westenra


AGREEMENT is set in April 1998 as the main political parties in Northern Ireland, the British government and the Irish government, all under the watchful eye of Senator George Mitchell, try to hammer out a deal that could pave the way for peace in Northern Ireland.

The production revisits the days leading up to the signing of the historic accord and features the main players involved in the discussions, including Mo Mowlam, Senator Mitchell, John Hume, Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern, Gerry Adams and David Trimble.

AGREEMENT is produced by Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, and was first produced as part of the events to mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. The production was nominated for a UK Theatre award for Best New Play and won three BroadwayWorld Ireland Awards including Best Director. As part of this Gate presentation, the production will run as part of the 2024 Dublin Theatre Festival.

“An outstanding evening, a landmark play, a thoroughly deserved five stars”





From €16 (Incl. €1 Building Upkeep Levy)


David Trimble Ruairi Conaghan
George Mitchell Richard Croxford
John Hume Dan Gordon
Tony Blair Martin Hutson
Mo Mowlam Andrea Irvine
Bertie Ahern Ronan Leahy


President Bill Clinton (voiceover) Conleth Hill
Radio Reporter (voiceover) Jonathan Blake
Newsreader (voiceover) Ann-Marie Foster


Writer Owen McCafferty
Director Charlotte Westenra
Set & Costume Designer Conor Murphy
Lighting Designer Mary Tumelty
Sound Designer Kate Marlais
Video Designer Eoin Robinson
Movement Director Dylan Quinn
Dialect Coach Brendan Gunn
Percussionist Ruairi Glasheen

Booking Information

AGREEMENT runs at the Gate Theatre from 27th September to 27th October

Previews From 27th September
Opening Night Tuesday 1st October
Closing Night Sunday 27th October
Times Evening Shows: Café and Bar: 6:30pm | Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 7:30pm

Matinee Shows: Café and Bar: 1:00pm | Doors: 1:30pm | Show: 2:00pm

ISL-Interpreted Performance The ISL-interpreted performance of AGREEMENT will take place at 2pm on Saturday 12th October.
Accessibility In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie
Offers Group Offer (6+):
10% discount for group bookings of 6+. T&Cs apply. You can redeem this offer by contacting the Gate Theatre Box Office only. This offer is not available online. Subject to availability. Not redeemable in conjunction with any other offer. Rate applicable for groups of 6 or more.
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