The Loved Ones


Rough Magic and Gate Theatre Present

The Loved Ones by Erica Murray

As part of the 2023 Dublin Theatre Festival.

In a remote renovated farmhouse, Nell, a mother in mourning, prepares to scatter her son’s ashes with her grieving daughter-in-law, Orla. Cheryl-Ann, a visitor from America, meanwhile settles in for an idyllic break in the wilds of West Clare.

However, these women will have their weekend plans turned upside down when an unexpected guest, Gabby, arrives looking for shelter, solace and understanding. 

In this beautiful, funny and entertaining world premiere from Erica Murray, a situation as unlikely as it is inevitable will send these four extraordinary women reeling, leaving them questioning the true nature of love, loss and birds.

In finding each other, Nell, Gabby, Orla and Cheryl-Ann will, in one way or another, help each other to move a little step forward. 

Tickets from €15.

Show Warning:
Contains strong language, themes of dying, miscarriage, adoption and abortion.

For ages 14+



29th September – 21st October Gate Theatre, Dublin 1 Tickets from €15 Approx. 2 hrs 15 min
incl. interval

Cast & Creatives

Jane Brennan is Nell Fanta Barrie is Gabby


Helen Norton is Cheryl-Ann Grainne Keenan is Orla


Director Ronan Phelan
Set and Costume Designer Sarah Bacon
Lighting Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Composer and Sound Designer Tom Lane
Assistant Director (SEEDS) Joy Nesbitt
Assistant Set Designer (The Lir) Chrysi Chatzivasileiou
Assistant Costume Designer (SEEDS) Toni Bailey
Assistant Sound Designer (SEEDS) HK Ní Shioradáin

Booking Information

The Loved Ones runs at the Gate Theatre from 29th of September to 21st October.
In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie
Previews From 29th September 2023
Opening Night 2nd October 2023
Closing Night 21st October 2023
Time 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 14th October | 2.00pm


 Group Offer We are pleased to offer an exclusive discounted rate to group bookings, from groups larger than 6.

Tickets will be available with a 10% discount, strictly subject to availability. Tickets will be available in-person from the Gate Theatre Box Office.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. 

Terms and conditions

  • Rate applicable to groups larger than 6.
  • Rate available strictly through Gate Theatre Box Office only.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.


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