This Christmas
the Gate Theatre presents

by Mary Norton

Adapted for the stage by Charles Way
Music and lyrics by Fionn Foley
Directed by Róisín McBrinn



Based on Mary Norton’s beloved adventure novels, THE BORROWERS follows the fortunes of the tiny Clock Family. The Clocks live secretly in the walls and floors of a country house and “borrow” from the big people in order to survive.

Their lives are plunged into chaos one day when the family’s youngest member, independent 11-year-old Arrietty, is seen by a ‘human bean’, a boy who has recently returned from India. To survive, the Clocks must spread their wings and take a perilous and adventure-filled journey into the outside world to find a new home and search out their long-lost family members.

This Irish Premiere production of THE BORROWERS will be directed by the Gate Theatre’s Artistic Director, Róisín McBrinn. The show, adapted for the stage from Norton’s novels by Charles Way, will feature songs written and composed by Fionn Foley.

THE BORROWERS will also see the return of the Gate’s popular schools performances which will take place on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Wednesday 27th November, and Wednesday 4th December. For more information on booking, contact the Gate Theatre Box Office on 01-8744045 or boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie.


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


Booking Information

THE BORROWERS runs at the Gate Theatre from 9th November to 12th January

Previews From 9th November
Opening Night Saturday 16th November
Closing Night Sunday 12th January
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 The ISL-Interpreted performance of THE BORROWERS is still to be confirmed, please check back for further updates.
Accessibility In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie
Offers 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.