The Gate Theatre Presents

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Adapted from Emma Donoghue’s own bestselling novel, The Pull of the Stars is set in a Dublin hospital in 1918 during the Spanish Flu pandemic.

It follows three transformative days in the life of Julia Power, a young midwife, assigned to a quarantined women’s ward. An eclectic group of pregnant women, those most affected by the deadly flu, spin the dial of destiny as life and death collide and an unlikely love flourishes.

This beautiful new play asks us to consider the importance of connection, the power of chance and the care we offer to women and their bodies. Its all-female creative team will be led by Louise Lowe who returns to the Gate after her acclaimed, award-winning production of The Steward of Christendom.

Tickets from €15.


5th April – 12th May Gate Theatre, Dublin 1 Tickets from €15

Booking Information

The Pull of the Stars runs at the Gate Theatre from 5th of April to 12th May.
In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie
Previews From Friday 5th April
Opening Night Wednesday 10th April
Closing Night Sunday 12th May
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 4th May | 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.


Book with confidence

If you or any of your party are unable to attend any performance due to COVID, you can exchange your tickets for another performance or show, or ask for a refund, free of charge with no hassle. Simply let our Box Office team know in advance of the performance.

Always book tickets for this Gate Theatre production directly from the Gate Theatre Box Office, www.gatetheatre.ie

Tickets purchased from unauthorised websites or individuals are not valid. Read our full Terms & Conditions.