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Previews from Friday, July 15th 2022
Opens Wednesday, July 20th 2022
Runs until Saturday, September 3rd 2022

For the first time in over a quarter of a century, Sebastian Barry’s seminal play The Steward of Christendom returns to the Gate stage.

Set in a county home in Baltinglass in 1932, the play centres on Thomas Dunne, played by Owen Roe, reliving moments of his career as a senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), including the handover of Dublin Castle to Michael Collins in 1922 following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

This profoundly moving play also features reimagined memories of his family: his daughters, Annie, Maud, and Dolly, and his son, Willie, killed in World War I. These reveries are interspersed by interactions between Dunne and Mrs. O’Dea and Smith, two attendants from the home.

This revival coincides with the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle to the Provisional Government of Ireland. In September, the Gate will tour its production of The Steward of Christendom to the Everyman, Cork and the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick.

The Steward of Christendom Company

Director: Louise Lowe
Writer: Sebastian Barry
Set Designer: Paul Wills
Costume Designer: Joan O’Clery
Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan
Composer & Sound Designer: Philip Stewart

Thomas Dunne: Owen Roe
Smith: Cillian Ó Gairbhí
Mrs O’Dea: Niamh McCann
Maud: Eavan Gaffney


Dates & Tickets

In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie

Previews: Friday, July 15th to Tuesday July 19th
Opening Night: Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
Runs: Wednesday, July 20th to Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

Tickets from €15.

Irish Tour

The Everyman, Cork from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th September.

Lime Tree, Limerick from Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th September.



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