The Gate Theatre Presents

by Annie Baker

★★★★★ – The Irish Times
★★★★ – The Arts Review
★★★★ – The Guardian
★★★★ – The Stage


Five people gather to take part in a drama class in a small-town community centre. Over the course of six weeks, Marty, James, Schultz, Theresa and Lauren participate in a series of games that entangle and unite them in hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking ways. Circle Mirror Transformation is a meditation on theatre and life and death and the passing of time. Tender, disarming and unexpected, Annie Baker’s immaculate play has been called ‘absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny’ by The New York Times. Gate Theatre Artistic Director Róisín McBrinn returns to direct following her critically acclaimed Irish Premiere production of Fun Home.


Approx. 2hr 15 minutes including an INTERVAL


Tickets from  €16 (Incl €1 Building Upkeep Levy)


James Risteárd Cooper
Marty Niamh Cusack
Theresa Imogen Doel
Lauren Hazel Doupe
Schultz Marty Rea


Director  Róisín McBrinn
Set and Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costume Designer  Joan Bergin
Sound Designer Sinéad Diskin
Choreography Advisor Róisín Whelan


Production Manager  Jim McConnell
Deputy Stage Manager Donna Leonard
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Purcell
Assistant Stage Manager (The Lir) Bianca Baguio
LX Programmer Sarah Timmins
Production LX Adrian Moylan, Maeubh Brennan
LX Crew Niamh O’Farrel Tyler
LX Operator Matt McGowan
Set Construction TPS
Production Carpenter Ian Thompson


Gate Conversations

Drama As A Tool Of Transformation – Join us for a post-show discussion on Thursday 20th June with an exciting panel including the Gate Theatre’s Community Engagement Team John Taite and Betty Duffy, and Minding Creative Minds Project Manager and Career Hub Lead Emma Olohan.

This panel will be facilitated by Gate Theatre Artistic Director Róisín McBrinn. 🗓️ Post-show on Thursday 20th June. Duration: Approx. 30 minutes


Booking Information

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION runs at the Gate Theatre from 24th of May to 30th June.

Previews From Friday 24th May
Opening Night Wednesday 29th May
Closing Night Sunday 30th June
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 Saturday 22nd June | 2.00pm
Accessibility In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie
The loop system is in place for rows O,P and Q seats 1-11.
Group Offer 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.
Building Upkeep Levy As a registered charity, your support of the Gate Theatre is vitally important.

All tickets purchased for Gate Theatre productions now include a €1 Building Upkeep Levy to help us maintain, enhance and invest in our historic landmark building. It helps us provide a world-class theatrical experience for our audiences, artists and local communities, while also safeguarding it for future generations.

We are deeply grateful for your ongoing and invaluable support of the Gate and its work.