The Snapper by Roddy DoyleGate Studio Commission The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born… The second instalment of the celebrated Barrytown Trilogy is a story that remains fresh, vivid, astute and relevant for today. Previews: from Thurs 14th June, 2018Opening Night: Wed 20th June, 2018Matinees: Wed & Sat – 2.30pmShows: Mon to Sat – 7.30pmTickets: €27 – €40
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“Richard the Third.” “Who was he?”“The king of England.”“Wha’ happened the fuckin’ Queen?”“Before her.”“He was her da”“I think so, yeah. Grandda maybe.”“Anyway, they found him.”
Two men meet for a pint.They talk about their Da’s, death, Nigella,North Korea, the afterlife…Pull up a stool and listen in as they chewthe fat and set the world to rights…
Starring: Liam Carney and Lorcan CranitchWritten by: Roddy DoyleDirected by: Caitríona McLaughlinDesign by: Kate MoylanProduced by: Kelly Phelan
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The Mayor, the Judge, the Chief of Police and a host of the crooked characters are in an awful tailspin as a visit from a government inspector looms large on their town. It’s all brown envelopes and bribes as this befuddled group frantically try to keep the show on the road at all costs. But could a case of mistaken identity sabotage their efforts?
Jimmy Fay directs a colourful cast in a new version of this magnificent Gogol satire. Enjoy a night of hilarity this Christmas at the Abbey Theatre, as Roddy Doyle takes his signature wit to Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector.
(The Ark 2005)
This is Roddy’s first play for children. It’s a fast-paced, action-packed comedy, with puppets and actors, for 6-11 year olds. With a sense of fun and imagination. Bertie, Benny, Nidgy, Nikee-Hah Uncle Rasher, Uncle Jimmy and Auntie Mona are no ordinary monkey family. – they live a happy double life – by day monkeys in Dublin Zoo, by night, at the cinema with snack boxes and brilliant chases by the Garda Síochána.
(Helix, 2003) Co-written with Joe O’Byrne
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors is the story of Paula Spencer – from schoolgirl to battered wife and alcoholic – and her love for the dangerous, charismatic Charlo. Paula struggles on the edge of deprivation but never gives up, always washes off the blood, and knows she must continue for her children’s sake.
This play takes a light-hearted look at the different reactions within one Irish family to the arrival for dinner of Ben, a Nigerian asylum seeker. In particular the play focuses on the father, Larry Linnane. He considers himself a liberal until his eldest daughter brings home ‘the black fella’.
(The Passion Machine, 1989)
This is the world of the Pub Quiz, where men are men and the questions sting like crazy. George knows the capital city of every country in the world. Bertie can sniff out a trick question from a hundred paces. George can tell you who played Barney in ‘Mission Impossible’ Bertie can tell you who played Barney’s mother. On the first Monday of every month, these two giants of the Pub Quiz lock eyes across the five feet of drink dampened carpet that divides them.
(Dublin, The Passion Machine, 1987)
Three kids from Barrytown kidnap a bishop, because they accidentally find a gun and have nothing better to do that day. Almost immediately, the Corporation house they’re holed up in is under siege, first of all by the Gardaí, then by the U.S Marines who are sent in by the American President when it emerges that the bishop has an American passport.