Gates Of Gold

The Library Theatre Company presents

Rachel O’Riordan will be making her directorial debut at the Library Theatre for Frank McGuinness’ touching love story Gates of Gold, which runs at the Library Theatre between Friday 20 March – Saturday 11 April. Inspired by the true story of two of Ireland’s greatest theatrical figures, Hilton Edwards and Micheál Mac Liammóir, who co-founded the world-renowned Gate Theatre in Dublin in 1928, Gates of Gold is a passionate, witty and moving play, studded with moments of dark humour.
The top-drawer cast assembled by Rachel, whose production of Hurricane, about the life and times of controversial snooker star Alex Higgins, was nominated for a Best Visiting Production award at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards in 2004, is headed by Oliver Cotton, one of Britain’s most distinguished stage actors, as Gabriel. Oliver can be seen on TV on Thursday 26 February in Margaret, the BBC’s major drama about the final days of Margaret Thatcher’s long spell at 10 Downing Street. Ian Barritt plays Conrad; Caitlin Mottram plays Alma; Marty Cruickshank plays Kassie; and Patrick Knowles plays Ryan.
Gates of Gold is an event in the 2009 Manchester Irish Festival. For more information on this year’s festival, please “click here.”:
“*_Overwhelming_*” – Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard
“*_Frank McGuinness has come up with one of his best plays, a moving meditation on the transience of love, life and theatre_*” – Michael Billington, The Guardian
“_*An awesome event*_” – Irving Wardle, Sunday Telegraph