The Gate Theatre presents


by Brian Friel


In the warmth of the Donegal harvest of 1936, the five Mundy sisters, Kate, Maggie, Rose, Agnes and Chris, love, survive, fight, and dance. This unforgettable summer brings the possibility of joy and love to these extraordinary, ordinary women.

Brian Friel’s moving and heartwarming masterpiece about family, home and belonging returns to the Gate stage for the first time in over 20 years. This timeless drama about resilience and courage will continue to resonate with this stunning new production, directed by Caroline Byrne.


Tickets from €26 (Incl. €1 Building Upkeep Levy).


Age recommendation: 12+

Please note this production includes use of smoke / haze.


Chris Zara Devlin
Rose Lauren Farrell
Father Jack Peter Gowen
Agnes Nicky Harley
Michael Terence Keeley
Maggie Molly Logan
Kate Ruth McGill
Gerry Jack Meade


Director Caroline Byrne
Assistant Director Éadaoin Fox
Set & Costume Designer Chiara Stephenson
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Sound Designer Sinéad Diskin
Movement Director Sue Mythen
Voice Director 
Andrea Ainsworth
Casting Director 
Sarah Jones


Production Manager Luke Child
Production Manager Simon Godfrey
Production Carpenter Aubrey Turner
Deputy Stage Manager Sophie Flynn
Assistant Stage Manager Mark Jackson
Assistant Stage Manager Niamh Williamson
Costume Dresser/Maintenance Sarah Higgins
Hair & Make Up Artist Sarah McCann

Booking Information

DANCING AT LUGHNASA runs at the Gate Theatre from 12th July to 21st September.

Previews From Friday 12th July
Opening Night Wednesday 17th July
Closing Night Saturday 21st September
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 31st August 2.00pm
Accessibility In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie
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.
Gate Theatre 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.