The Gate Theatre will stream the world premiere of a new play, The Visiting Hour, by Frank McGuinness on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Wherever you are in the world, you can join The Gate Theatre from the comfort of your own home on your TV (via Apple, Android or Fire) or through a browser on your computer or even your phone.

Frank McGuinness wrote the play during lockdown for the two renowned Irish actors Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy. The production will be directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, the newly appointed Artistic Director-designate of the Abbey Theatre.

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 around the world on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th at 7.30pm, Irish local time.  The play is 60 minutes long. “All visitors are asked to respect the visiting hour, and not to exceed sixty minutes with your loved ones.” 

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.

April 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 2021, 7:30pm
Tickets from €15
“All visitors are asked to respect the visiting hour, and not to exceed sixty minutes with your loved ones.”

Duration: 60 minutes.
A captioned version of the production will be streamed April 23rd.

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