The Snapper, The Great Gatsby and The Red Shoes for Selina Cartmell's first season at Gate Theatre
An adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s The Snapper, a promenade performance of The Great Gatsby and The Red Shoes all form part of Selina Cartmell’s inaugural season at the Gate Theatre.
The auditorium of the Gate will be stripped of seats and transformed into Jay Gatsby’s ballroom for the staging of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic text.
Audience members are encouraged to dress in 1920s style costumes and will be led around the theatre and explore backstage areas previously not open to the public.
Charlene McKenna, Mark Huberman and Owen Roe will all star in the production which will open this summer.
It is the first production in Selina Cartmell’s season which has been constructed around the idea of The Outsider.
Tribes by Nina Raine will be removed from its leafy Hampstead setting to South County Dublin.
It will be directed by Oonagh Murphy and tells the story of Billy, born deaf into a hearing family.
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes will be this year’s festive offering from the theatre.
The story famously transposed to the silver screen in 1948, has been adapted for the stage by Irish playwright Nancy Harris.
For the first time ever Roddy Doyle’s second installment in the Barrytown Trilogy The Snapper will be adapted for the stage. It is a fitting place for it to play given the theatre’s proximity to the Rotunda - where Sharon’s baby “The Snapper” is born.