Michael Colgan

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Artist’s illustration of the proposed People’s Theatre  at Hanover Dock, Dublin

Plans for an open-air theatre on Hanover Dock have taken a dramatic twist with a previous design – which leaned heavily on rubble from the old Abbey T(...)

Selina Cartmell (middle of front row) at the launch of her inaugural season at the Gate Theatre with a number of artistic collaborators.

The Gate Theatre has announced details of its first season since the departure of its long-standing director Michael Colgan, who retired last month. O(...)

Former artistic dirctor of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan claimed that the 2015 production of Romeo and Juliet (above) was so poorly attended that “we’ll be paying for it for two years”. Photograph:  Pat Redmond

There’s no accounting for taste, goes the old adage. But in the recent Bonnar Keenlyside report into the Gate Theatre, there is something like an audi(...)

Guarding the Gate

A year to its 90th anniversary, the Gate Theatre recently entered a new phase in its history with the appointment of its first female director, Selina(...)

Choreographer Emma Martin and Ballet Ireland dancer Ana Enriquez Gonzalez. Photograph: Rodolfo Saraiva

Wearing an oversized flannel shirt and endless layers of leg warmers, choreographer Emma Martin appears an unlikely poster-girl for ballet. Her unkemp(...)

Fiona Bell and Denis Conway in a production of  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Gate Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The existing operating model of the Gate Theatre, which has combined losses of more than €900,000 in 2013 and 2015, is being “stretched to the point o(...)

A computer-generated image of the planned open-air theatre in Grand Canal Dock

The charred remains of Ireland’s original Abbey national theatre, which was gutted in a fire nearly 70 years ago, could soon rise from the ashes and f(...)

Selina Cartmell on the roof of the Gate Theatre: “I hope artists  will feel it is a theatrical home for them to create their strongest work, their most inspired work.” Photograph: Agata Stoinska

On a recent afternoon in Dublin, which the spring sunshine had made seem for a moment like a different city, Selina Cartmell ascended, via a rust-cove(...)

Michael Gambon in the earlier Gate production of Eh Joe. Photograph:  Anthony Woods

The outgoing director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan, has released details of the last elements of his programme. The festivalfeatures work by th(...)

From left, Johnny Murphy, Alan Stanford and Barry McGovern in The Gate’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.  Photograph: Anthony  Woods

In a turn of events that might occupy Beckett’s tramps Vladimir and Estragon - or at least help them pass the time The Waiting Game (Tues, RTÉ One, 10(...)

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