Tag Archive | The Gate of the Year

Review: ‘The Gate of the Year’ at the MAC, Belfast (2016)

Review: ‘The Gate of the Year’ at the MAC, Belfast (2016)

Stephen Donnan reviews Gareth Russell’s updated 2016 version of his play, The Gate of the Year, and finds some great performances and perfect timing, as 1780s France is juxtaposed with 1980s Ireland, and the terror is palpable.    In this updated and revamped version of Gareth Russell’s Gate of the Year, we are treated to […]

EILE July Edition Out Now!

EILE July Edition Out Now!

Welcome to the July issue of EILE Magazine! This month we feature music from Melody Federer, Brielle, Raging Bull and Adrian Connolly, theatre from Gareth Russell’s Gate of the Year and underCurrent, fashion with Mark Anthony, and film with Frances Winston. We feature articles on the more serious issue of the shootings at Orlando from […]

Winner: Two Tickets to The Gate Of The Year at the MAC Theatre!

Winner: Two Tickets to The Gate Of The Year at the MAC Theatre!

Congratulations to Donna Caldwell, of Co. Down, who has won two tickets to Gareth Russell’s play, The Gate Of The Year, for Thursday 30th June, at the MAC Theatre in Belfast! Enjoy the evening Donna!  

Competition: Win Two Tickets to see ‘The Gate of the Year’, at the MAC, Belfast

Competition: Win Two Tickets to see ‘The Gate of the Year’, at the MAC, Belfast

If you would like to be in with a chance to win two tickets to see Gareth Russell’s play, The Gate of the Year, at the MAC Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Thursday 30th June, just answer this simple question: Who wrote the play, The Gate of the Year? Was it A. Gareth Russell B. […]

Gareth Russell’s Play, The Gate of the Year, at The Mac Theatre Belfast

Gareth Russell’s Play, The Gate of the Year, at The Mac Theatre Belfast

The Gate of the Year, by Belfast playwright Gareth Russell, plays at the MAC Theatre, Belfast, from 30th June to 2nd July. The play tells the story of the opening months of the French Revolution, but it updates the drama to the modern-day. A young republican hunger-striker (Robert Kane, The Belfast Tempest) threatens to starve […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Gate of The Year’ by Gareth Russell

Theatre Review: ‘The Gate of The Year’ by Gareth Russell

EILE’s Stephen Donnan takes a trip to the theatre to see the new version of Gareth Russell’s play, The Gate of the Year, and is impressed with the revision Brian Friel Theatre, Queen’s University Belfast, 4-5 December Rating: * * * * * ‘Sweat, fear […] blood and fire.’ is how one character describes the […]

Preview & Competition: The Gate of The Year @ Belvoir Players’ Theatre, Belfast

Preview & Competition: The Gate of The Year @ Belvoir Players’ Theatre, Belfast

While the French Revolution is a period of history that many people study at school, never before has the series of events been made so relatable, so engaging and so vivid than in its modernised version by Belfast-based playwright, Gareth Russell, in The Gate of the Year.  The story of this play is quite loyal to […]