Gate Theatre (London)
The Gate Theatre is a theatre in London.
Originally a studio near Covent Garden, the Gate Theatre was opened in 1925 and quickly established a reputation for presenting British premieres of foreign classics and contemporary work, including plays by August Strindberg, Eugene O'Neill and later John Steinbeck and Jean Cocteau. With actors such as Robert Morley, Flora Robson and Cyril Cusack, the Gate was an important fixture in British Theatre, until it was destroyed by bombing in the Blitz in March 1941.
The Gate was re-established in 1979 at its current premises in Notting Hill. The smallest “off-West End” theatre in London, the Gate produces work in-house in its 75-seat, transformable space.
The Gate has won numerous awards for its work including Olivier, Critic’s Circle, Peter Brook, Fringe First, LWT and Time Out awards. Its work has been nominated for Off West End, Stage, Evening Standard, Carol Tambor, Amnesty International, and South Bank awards.
Some of the actors and practitioners to have worked at the Gate include Stephen Daldry, Jude Law, Kelly Hunter, Rachel Weisz, Alex Kingston, Kathy Burke, Sam Shepherd, Sir Peter Hall, Sarah Kane, Katie Mitchell, Nancy Meckler, Mick Gordon, Tobias Menzies, and Ian Rickson.
- 1979–1985 Lou Stein
- 1985–1990 Giles Croft
- 1990–1992 Stephen Daldry
- 1992–1995 David Farr
- 1995–2000 Mick Gordon
- 2000–2004 Erica Whyman
- 2004–2007 Thea Sharrock
- 2007–2012 Natalie Abrahami and Carrie Cracknell
- 2012– Christopher Haydon
- "History". Gate Theatre.
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