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Saturday 23 August 2014

Colgan knows Watt he's up to

THERE may well be 332 shopping days left to the big day but I'm still able to bring you the breaking news of what the Gate's festive fare for Christmas 2013 will be.

At a jolly lunch in the Unicorn last week, artistic director Michael Colgan told me: "Next Monday, it is 200 years ago to the day that Jane Austen published Pride and Prejudice.

"Before Colin Firth ever made that 'lake scene' famous in the BBC series or Keira Knightley ever starred in the film, the Gate produced an adaptation of the famous novel in 1994, directed by Alan Stanford.

"In honour of the 200th anniversary of its publication, we will be reviving that same production which was last seen 12 years ago."

In the meantime, Stanford is directing Bedroom Farce at the Gate which opens next Thursday.

As ever, it promises to be a night of nights (well, Colgan is hosting). Those expected include Harry Crosbie, Moya Doherty and John McColgan, playwright Conor McPherson, Gay and Kathleen et al.

Then in February the indefatigable Colgan will be travelling to Perth with Watt by Samuel Beckett for the Perth International Arts Festival.

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