The Visiting Hour

Online, Thursday 22nd April - Saturday 24th April

“You used to swing me on our garden gate.  In and out, out and in, me, on top of the gate, safe because I was in your arms, my father's big strong arms.”

Recalling events that may or may not have happened, people he may or may not have known, an elderly father weaves his life, funny, angry, poignant, as if in a dream.  His daughter, perched outside his window, as close as the pandemic allows, responds with conflicting memories.  They sing and argue, they broach dangerous ground, their profound love apparent despite themselves, until the visiting hour is up.

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 on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th at 7.30pm.

Gate At Home is a new artistic initiative of bespoke productions streamed from the Gate Creative Studio re-creating a unique and distinctive performance experience viewable from home.

A captioned version of the production will be streamed April 23rd.


Date:
Thursday 22nd April - Saturday 24th April
Time:
7.30pm
Price:
From €20 (€15 concession)

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