What Do You Mean You ‘Weren’t Invited’?



We didn’t even know the Gate was tackling such a contemporary work.

The opening night of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [adapted by James Maxwell and revised by Alan Stanford] at The Gate Theatre, Dublin last night.

From top: Chris and Diane De Burgh; Charlie Murphy and Rebecca Grimes; Peter O’Brien, Alan Stanford and James Maxwell; Clare and Doireann Garrihy; Steffanie Von Twuyner and Anthony Kelly and Stewart Cullen and Rebecca Murray.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)



Brendan Gleeson at the premiere of The Grand Seduction in the Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin last night.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

35 thoughts on “What Do You Mean You ‘Weren’t Invited’?

  1. Llareggub

    What is it with Alan Stanford’s love-in with the Gate Theatre? They show a disproportionate amount of his adapted plays which are mostly costume dramas with costumes designed by Peter O’Brien. Stale.

  2. Mick

    It’s ‘back by popular demand’ not sure how, I saw it last time. Poor performance and the Gate is muck.

    1. B Bop

      We walked out of this lightweight production around Christmas…a bare set, cheap costumes, lightweight performances.
      The Gate puts on superb productions…this, a first in absolute mediocrity & the masses bring it back!

  3. Same Old Guy

    I pride myself on the fact that I haven’t got a clue who any of these people are (except that bloke who sang lady)

  4. Dublinentendre

    Because upper class toff is the only accent Stanford can do. Irish thEAtre darlings is as they say ‘up it’s own arse’. Has been for decades. It’s either Fair City (plough and the stars) or Downton abbey( oscar Wilde)…

  5. bisted

    …have any of these liggers ever bought a ticket? Same interval act at all these openings….the Usual Suspects.

      1. Mani

        I’ve seen it spelled ‘Beure’ which is a bit too continental for by liking.
        Beor is good enough.

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