The Gate Theatre and Dead Poets Live Present


Sylvia Plath: Sixty Years Later

30th April Gate Theatre, Dublin 1 7:30pm Approx. 85 min


– Daily Mail


About the event

The Gate Theatre is proud to welcome Dead Poets Live and two-time Olivier Award winner Denise Gough for a one-off performance of Sylvia Plath: Sixty Years Later as part of its Gatecrashes strand.

Sylvia Plath was born in Boston in 1932 and died in London in 1963, aged 30. In her brief career she produced some of the most riveting poetry of the 20th century. The best-known of her poems – among them ‘Lady Lazarus’, ‘Daddy’, ‘The Applicant’, ‘Tulips’ – arrived in the extraordinary torrent of creativity unleashed in her final months, posthumously collected in Ariel.

Sixty years on from her death, Dead Poets Live retrace the exhilarating, breath-taking, nail-biting ascent that Plath made, by various poetic turns, to the voice, the unique and definitive voice, of those final poems.


“A stellar performance”

– Times Literary Supplement


About Denise Gough
Denise Gough astonished audiences and critics in London and New York with her performance in People, Places & Things, for which she was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2016 and the Obie Award in 2018. She returned to the National Theatre in 2017, and won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in the revival of Angels in America. Recent TV work includes Under the Banner of Heaven, Too Close, opposite Emily Watson, and the title role in Conor McPherson’s mini-series, Paula. Recent films include Colette, Monday and Steel Country.


About Dead Poets Live
Dead Poets Live have gained a reputation for presenting poetry in a way that is vivid and memorable, using context, analysis, dramatization, interaction and some of today’s finest actors – Glenda Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Juliet Stevenson, Adrian Dunbar, George MacKay, Toby Jones – to help communicate great poems.


Photos by Tara Rowse

Booking Information

In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie
Date Sunday, 30th April
Time 7:30pm
Tickets €25 (excluding booking fee)


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