Gate keeper Colgan to retire in 2017
Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan is to stand down from his position early next year.
Colgan, a man known for both his charisma and his creativity, has been working at the theatre since 1983.
During his 33 years at the helm of the theatre, The Gate has gained national and international acclaim.
The theatre became renowned for staging the works of Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett and Brian Friel.
Colgan also persuaded some impressive stars to perform at the theatre such as Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes and Penelope Wilton.
He also received the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government in 2007, and an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II in 2010.
The Gate Theatre's board of directors has yet to select his successor.