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Theatre: The Snapper by Roddy Doyle at the Gate Theatre (Irish Sign Language interpreted performance)

30 Aug 2018 (Past)

Gate Theatre

  • ISL Interpreted
  • Loop System

The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in the Northside Dublin of the late 1980s.

Roddy Doyle’s second instalment of the celebrated Barrytown Trilogy is a story that remains fresh, vivid, astute and relevant for today. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born…

Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult. This production contains adult themes and strong language. Parental discretion is advised.

Booking Information

Estimated running time: 2 hours including interval.

Irish Sign Language Interpreted Performance on Thursday 30th of August at 7.30pm. Patrons availing of this service are advised to book via to access a discounted ticket rate and seats with the best sight lines.  Amanda Coogan will be the ISL Interpreter for this performance.

Loop System The Gate Theatre auditorium has an Induction Loop system installed in Rows D to J. Induction loops and infrared systems enable people with hearing aids to receive amplified sounds from within a specific area directly into their hearing device, without interference from background noise being amplified too.

Lift access to the auditorium can be arranged by calling box office on +353 1 874 4045 or email at

The Box Office is open from 10.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Saturday.

“the many laughs delivered by book and film, and then some”
– Jennifer O’Brien, The Times

Video trailer for The Snapper by Roddy Doyle at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.

Photo from production of the Snapper at the Gate Theatre

She's bloody amazing and she's beautiful. She's nurturing, she's powerful, she holds her own. It's so beautiful to get to play that and to dig from the centre of myself.

Hazel Clifford on playing Sharon Rabitte

Photo of Simon Delaney, Hazel Clifford, Hilda Fay, Amy Macken, Abbey Redmond, Cameron Simpson, performing in the Gate Theatre production of The Snapper by Roddy Doyle.

Categories: Audiences

Tags: Amanda Coogan, Gate Theatre, Irish Sign Language, Irish Sign Language Interpreted Performance, ISL, ISL interpretation, ISL performance, Roddy Doyle, Sign Language Interpreted Performance, SLIP, The Snapper

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