Previews from Thursday, July 21st 2022
Opens Tuesday, July 26th 2022
Runs until Saturday, September 3rd 2022.

There will be an ISL-interpreted performance of The Steward of Christendom on Saturday, August 27th at 2.30pm. Please contact us on boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie for more information and to book tickets.

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 and Sound Designer: Philip Stewart
Assistant Director: Samantha Cade

Thomas Dunne: Owen Roe
Smith: Cillian Ó Gairbhí
Mrs O’Dea: Niamh McCann
Maud: Eavan Gaffney
Annie: Julie Crowe
Young Recruit: Cillian Lenaghan
Dolly: Caroline Menton
Matt: Darragh Shannon
Willie: Oscar Gilligan
Willie: Ruben Lawless Cotter
Willie: Simon Maughan



Duration: approx. 2hrs 15 mins plus interval

Dates & Tickets

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

Previews: Thursday, July 21st, 2022
Opening Night: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
Runs: Until 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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