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Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy Photo: Rich Gilligan

Theatre: The Visiting Hour by Frank McGuinness at the Gate Theatre

23 Apr 2021, 7:30 pm (Past)


The Gate Theatre announce first streamed production with world premiere of The Visiting Hour by Frank McGuinness

“All visitors are asked to respect the visiting hour, and not to exceed sixty minutes with your loved ones.”

In the first online Gate At Home production, a new play by Frank McGuinness will have its world premiere streamed from the Gate auditorium next month. Frank McGuinness wrote the play during lockdown for the two renowned Irish actors Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy.

Caitríona McLaughlin, the newly appointed Artistic Director-designate of the Abbey Theatre, will direct the production.

This moving new play about an Irish father (Stephen Rea) and daughter (Judith Roddy) at visiting hour in a nursing home during the pandemic, will be performed and recorded in the Gate auditorium, and streamed to audiences, with a captioned version of the production on April 23rd at 7.30pm.

The play quietly observes a daughter visiting her elderly father in his nursing home. His mind is beginning to wander, but conversations about the past can be dangerous, and family memories can look very different, depending on who is telling the story.

Gate At Home is a new artistic initiative of bespoke productions streamed from the Gate Creative Studio re-creating a unique and distinctive performance experience viewable from home.

TICKETS on sale from www.gatetheatre.ie
€20 early bird available until April 2nd.
€15 concession | €25 standard ticket | €40 household ticket | €50 support the Gate ticket
Running time: 60 minutes.