Preview – The Heiress – Gate Theatre


Details of the Heiress have just been announced, which will run from the 17th of November until January 2017. The play is an adaptation of the Henry James novel Washington Square, and will star Denis Conway and Tara Egan Langley, and is directed by David Grindley (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Gigli Concert).

The Heiress By Ruth & Augustus Goetz – Directed by David Grindley

Previews from Thursday 17th November / Opening Night Wednesday 23rd November

The Gate Theatre is delighted to present The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, from November 17th 2016 until January 2017.

Adapted from the novel Washington Square by Henry James, The Heiress explores the life of the wealthy Sloper family, living in an opulent house in 1850’s New York City. Catherine Sloper, daughter of a protective widowed surgeon, lacks both social graces and beauty, unlike her deceased mother. Catherine falls in love with handsome Morris Townsend, the first man to ever give her attention. She believes her love is reciprocated but Dr Sloper is doubtful, believing Morris is only interested in the family inheritance.

Accomplished in the world of theatre, David Grindley is a world-renowned Director, directing productions such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Gigli Concert in the Gate Theatre.

Actor Denis Conway plays Dr Sloper in this production, following his previous outstanding appearances at the Gate Theatre, which includes George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which is returning next to the Gate stage. Denis is a well-known face having appeared in TV3’s Trial of the Century as well as recently directing a new play at the New Theatre Temple Bar.

With roles on RTE’s Fair City, and BBC’s The Fall, we are delighted to welcome Tara Egan Langley back to the Gate Theatre’s stage, following her roles in A Christmas Carol and most recently The Constant Wife. Tara will play Mrs Montgomery in this production. We are also delighted to welcome back Marion O’Dwyer to the Gate to play Mrs Lavina Penniman. Marion has appeared in many Gate productions including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband and A Streetcar Named Desire.

This production also includes many more well-known faces including James Murphy who appeared in the Gate’s production of A Woman of No Importance and The Last Summer as well as Helen Norton who previously appeared in the Gate’s production of As You Like It, RTE’s Fair City and Universal’s Angela’s Ashes as well as a host of other theatre performances.

Making their debut with the Gate Theatre are the very talented Danielle Galligan, Donal Gallery, Karen Mc Cartney and Mary-Lou Mc Carthy.

Grindley leads a cast of world class actors in this production of The Heiress.

Cast includes (alphabetically):
Denis Conway
Tara Egan Langley
Donal Gallery
Danielle Galligan
Mary Lou McCarthy
Karen McCartney
James Murphy
Helen Norton
Marion O’Dwyer

Directed by David Grindley
Set and Costume Design – Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Design – Jason Taylor
Sound Design – Denis Clohessy

Tickets:  Previews: €20 | Matinees: €25 – €27 | Monday: €27 | Tuesday-Thursday: €34 | Friday-Saturday: €37.50 | Bookings (01) 874 4045
Running until January 2017


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