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The Olympia Theatre presents the smash-hit musical Once in the city where the story is set. The modern-day musical is centred around a busker and an immigrant, detailing their eventful week in Dubl...
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A month in the country

The Gate stages Ivan Turgenev's five-act comedy of manners in an adaptation by Brian Friel, one of Ireland's finest living playwrights. Set on the Islaev country estate, the play centres around the...
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The Commitments

Jamie Lloyd directs this musical based on the best-selling 1987 novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle who also wrote the stage adaptation for the West End production. The story is set in 1980s working-...
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Oxford Shakespeare Festival

Oxford Castle stages a festival of Shakespearean performances this summer in the castle’s courtyard. Three productions take place outdoors, each evening at 19.30, under the backrop of the his...
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Romeo and Juliet

The Gate Theatre stages a production of one of the world's greatest stories of love and revenge. William Shakespeare's tragedy is centred around two young lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile t...
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The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

Building on its long-established relationship with Harold Pinter, the Gate Theatre presents The Caretaker for the first time. The three-act play, which premiered in London's West End in 1960, was t...
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She Stoops to Conquer

This classic omedy of deception and seduction by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith was first performed in London in 1773 and its popularity with audiences has endured ever since. The story centres arou...
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The Mariner

The Gate Theatre presents the world premiere of a new play about "loyalty, defeat and freedom" by Irish writer Hugo Hamilton, better known for his novels but now starting to write for the stage....
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18 June-2 Aug. The Abbey Theatre presents one of the finest plays by one of Ireland's foremost living playwrights. Artistocrats by Brian Friel follows the well-to-do O'Donnell family, once influential...
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Twelfth Night

The Abbey Theatre presents William Shakespeare's popular comedy based on mistaken identity although the Abbey describes Wayne Jordan's "provocative" production as a "play about love, sex, hopes and dr...
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The Commitments

Directed by Jamie Lloyd, this musical is based on the best-selling 1987 novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle who also wrote the stage adaptation for the West End production. Set in working-class Dubli...
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An Ideal Husband

Ethan McSweeny directs one of Oscar Wilde's best loved works in a new production at The Gate. Set in London over the course of 24 hours, Wilde's comedic play centres around themes of blackmail, pol...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Award-winning stage and film director Sam Mendes is behind David Greig's lively adpatation of Roald Dahl's tale in which Charlie competes with four spoiled children to win a lifetime’s supply of...
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Pride and Prejudice

The Gate Theatre celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by staging a performance of the play, adpated by James Maxwell. Set in early 19th-ce...
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The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable

In collaboration with the National Theatre, the award-winning "immersive" theatre company Punchdrunk stages its most ambitious production to date. This promenade piece offers a unconvential theatr...
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Dublin Theatre Festival

Under the theme "Come out to play" this year's Dublin Theatre Festival presents yet another significant programme of Irish and international work. Highlights of the 18-day festival include Maeve's...
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Show Me: Glamour is back

This lavish production at Friedrichstadt-Palast comprises a huge amount of impersonators and dancers who mimic the world's greatest entertainers of the past century. The all-singing, all-dancing e...
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Major Barbara

Considered one of George Bernard Shaw's most thought-provoking and witty plays, Major Barbara is a bittersweet comedy that highlights the conflict between power and poverty. Set in 1905, the play...
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A Doll's House

The sell-out Young Vic production of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House has transferred to the Duke of York's Theatre for a 12-week run. Adapted by Olivier Award-winner Simon Stephens, the...
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A Streetcar named Desire

The Gate stages a production of the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams in 1947. When the disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New...


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