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06 – 29 March

Part of the BEGINNINGS season

I'd Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep Than Some Other Arsehole

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

Key Dates

£10 Gatecrasher Nights
  • Thu 6 Mar – 7.30pm
    Fri 7 Mar – 7.30pm
    Sat 8 Mar – 7.30pm

Press night
  • Mon 10 Mar – 7.00pm

Captioned performance
  • Thu 13 Mar – 7.30pm

When you hit a crisis in finances, family and philosophy, there’s only one way to stop life from getting you down: blow your life savings on drugs and booze, take your sons on the road trip of their lives through the streets of Madrid, break into the Prado, and stare at the Black Paintings of Francisco Goya all night long.

But how do you argue with your kids when they’d prefer to find spiritual fulfilment at Disneyland?

Check out our Open Gate blog for background information and interviews on Goya.
 

 

Book Tickets

Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Sat 3.00pm
★★★★
'A remarkable production.'
The Guardian

★★★★★
‘A joy; a hilarious, disturbing trip into madness.’
The Upcoming

Goya @gatetheatre is fantastic; beautiful, poetic, hilarious & disturbing. Amazing performance (and piglet wrangling) by Steffan Rhodri.

'Rhodri’s performance is a scarily volatile tour-de-force.'
Financial Times

#Goya is a proper modern work that exudes force and drive from every pore. It looks beneath our shiny surfaces & finds pigshit.

'A brilliant performance and a beautifully executed production.'
WhatsOnStage

'An arresting production.'
Exeunt Magazine

And the question now must be - if your play doesn't have live piglets in it; why not? #gatetheatre

'Witty and always entertaining.'
London Theatre Guide

'Bursting with imagination and innovation'
There Ought To Be Clowns
Mark Cartwright in association with the National Theatre Studio and the Gate Theatre.

Fly Davis +

Designer

Joshua Pharo +

Lighting and Projection Designer

Adrienne Quartly +

Sound Designer

Marty Moore +

Production Manager

Gareth Newcombe +

Stage Manager

Helen Skiera +

Associate Sound Designer

Bella Loudon +

Assistant Director

Zoe Hurwitz +

Design Assistant

Playwright Rodrigo García (1964) was born in Spain and grew up in the slums of Buenos Aires. In 2009 he won the 9th edition of the Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities. García writes, directs, acts, designs and makes video art. With his theatre company La Carnicería Teatro (The Butcher’s Theatre) he has developed a surprising and unique theatrical language that searches for new rituals in everyday life. His work has been performed at theatre festivals in Madrid, Brittany, Avignon, Venice and Paris. García’s dream of “a theatre which opens its doors to everyone” consistently refuses to adhere to the rules or dogmas of the theatre.
 
William read Spanish and French at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and trained as an actor at Drama Studio London and the Escuela Navarra de Teatro, Pamplona. His translation credits include New Plays from Chile, Arena Mexico and Cuba Real (Royal Court); Cuba for BBC radio drama; Villa+Discurso (Royal Court,  Edinburgh International Festival and, later this year, the Mac, Belfast); Springtime (Finborough Theatre); Divino Pastor Góngora (Edinburgh Fringe and Kinsale Arts Week), and literal translation for All About My Mother (Old Vic).
 

Jude Christian is a director, writer & performer. She is an Associate Artist at The Yard Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. She previously directed I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep Than Some Other Arsehole for the Gate in 2014.

Her directing credits also include The Darkest Corners (Transform), The Path (Hightide), Lela & Co (Royal Court Theare). As an Associate Director her work includes Aladdin, Shopping and Fucking (Lyric Hammersmith) and Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre). As well as directing she was Co-Artistic Director of Concert Theatre (2012 – 2016) and in 2016 she wrote and performed in Nanjing (Now ’16 Festival, The Yard Theatre).
 

Theatre includes A Mad World My Masters (RSC), Posh (Duke of York’s), Absent Friends (Harold Pinter), The Kitchen Sink (Bush), Clybourne Park (Royal Court), Mary Stuart, Great Expectations, The Birthday Party, The Crucible and Betrayal (all Theatr Clwyd), The Father (Chichester Festival Theatre), Enemy of the People (Chapter Arts), Richard II (Ludlow) and Abigail’s Party (Hampstead and West End). Television includes Dave in Gavin and Stacey, Under Milk Wood, Hinterland, A Touch of Cloth, Father Brown, Stella, Pen Talar, Teulu, Con Passionate, Crawford Park, Belonging, Wire in the Blood and Tales from Pleasure Beach; and film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Submarine, Ironclad, The Big I Am, Ali G Indahouse, Solomon & Gaenor and Twin Town.
 
Designs include: I’D RATHER GOYA ROBBED ME OF MY SLEEP THAN SOME OTHER ARSEHOLE (Gate) SCUTTLERS and HUNGER FOR TRADE (Royal Exchange) JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (West Yorkshire Playhouse) TURNING A LITTLE FURTHER and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Young Vic); EYE OF A NEEDLE and SUPERIOR DONUTS (Southwark Playhouse); THE DISSIDENTS (Tricycle) PRIMETIME, PIGEONS and COLLABORATION (Royal Court) THE GREAT BRITISH COUNTRY FETE (Bush Theatre) DRACULA: MR SWALLOW THE MUSICAL (Soho), AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS WITH ANIMALS I F*CKED (Underbelly) KHADIJA IS 18, ALMOST NEAR, THE MAN (Finborough), THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA, WHITE GUARD (Drama Centre) WOYZECK (Omnibus) WHAT THE ANIMALS SAY (Greyscale). LOVE IS EASY (McFly music video). Fly is currently designing COMEDY OF ERRORS schools tour (National Theatre) and THE GLASS MENAGERIE for Headlong.
 
As Associate Designer: DISCONNECT, NO QUARTER, OPEN COURT SEASON, THE TWITS (Royal Court) MR BURNS (Almeida)
 
Joshua works across theatre, dance, opera, music, film & art installation.

Recent Credits: La Favorite (Stratford East); Carmen UK Tour (OperaUpClose); The Rolling Stone (Orange Tree Theatre); In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) (Gate Theatre); Medea (Gate Theatre); Glass Menagerie (Nuffield Theatre) as Video Designer; The Merchant of Venice, Wuthering Heights, Consensual (Ambassadors Theatre), The Crocodile (Manchester International Festival); One Arm (Southwark Playhouse); The Trial Parallel (Young Vic); Amadis de Gaulle (Bloomsbury Theatre); Beckett Season (Old Red Lion); The Deluge (UK Tour, Lila Dance); Usagi Yojimbo (Southwark Playhouse); A Streetcar Named Desire Parallel (Young Vic); Pioneer (UK Tour, Curious Directive); I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep (The Gate), Thumbelina (UK Tour, Dancing Brick); No Place To Go (The Gate).

More info at: www.joshuapharo.com
 

Adrienne is a freelance sound designer and composer. She trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.  

Previous shows include:Splendour, (Donmar Warehouse); Bad Jews (Arts, London); Ghost Train (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The Whipping Man  (TRP, Plymouth); The Ladykillers (Watermill); Sex & 3 day week (Liverpool Playhouse); Inside Wagner’s Head (Royal Opera House); Grand Guignol, (Southwark); Juvenalia (Assembly, Edinburgh); Every Last Trick (Spymonkey); Untold Stories (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Goya (Gate Theatre); Tale of Two Cities, Body of an American (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); After Electra (Tricycle Theatre) Get Happy, And the Horse, Fräulein Julie (Barbican); Too Clever, You Can’t Take It With You (Royal Exchange); Merit (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Chekov in Hell (Soho Theatre); The Astronaut’s Chair, Horse Piss for Blood, Nostalgia (Theatre Royal Plymouth); The Shawl, The Container  (Young Vic); The Vortex (Rose Theatre, Kingston); The Importance of Being Earnest (Hong Kong Arts Festival); Three Little Pigs (Circo Ridiculoso); One Monkey (Eclipse); Rings of Saturn (Cologne);  The Roundabout (Paines Plough); Stockholm (Frantic Assembly); Thomas Hobbes (Royal Shakespeare Company); 365 (National Theatre Scotland); Woyzeck (St Ann’s, NYC); The Painter (Arcola Theatre); Reykjavik (Roundhouse); 93.2FM (Royal Court); The Fastest Clock (Hampstead Theatre); Faustus, School for Scandal, Volpone, The Duchess of Malfi (Stage on Screen).

www.adriennequartly.com

Marty studied Mechanical Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin and has been working as a deputy production manager at the National Theatre for the past two years. His recent credits include King Lear (Olivier Theatre), The Light Princess (Lyttelton Theatre) and Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Apollo Theatre and Cottesloe Theatre).
 
Gareth graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2013. Since graduating he worked as Assistant Stage Manager at Bath Theatre Royal and then as Deputy Stage Manager at Manchester Royal Exchange. In November last year he won the Dingeman's bursary which gave him the opportunity to do a paid work placement with the National Theatre working on Sam Mendes' production of King Lear. The second phase of the bursary is Stage Managing this exciting production here at the Gate. 
 
Sound design/music includes: Advice for the Young at Heart (Theatre Centre), The Legend of Hamba, Nhamo (Tiata Fahodzi/Tricycle), Snow White (US/UK Exchange, Old Vic NV), Meat (Bush), Once In A Lifetime, The Eighth Continent, An Absolute Turkey (E15/BAC), Colors, The Criminals, House of Bones, Medea (Drama Centre), Pandora's Box, Sister Of, Miss Julie (Arcola), Concrete Jungle (Riverside Studios).
 
Bella is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of In Tandem Theatre Company.
She trained at Drama Centre London (BA Directing) 2010-2013 and has been a Creative Associate at the Gate Theatre since 2014. 
 
Since graduating she has directed work at Theatre 503/Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh (Family Tree), Battersea Arts Centre (My Parents Scratch), The Etcetera Theatre (Low Level Panic), Rosemary Branch (After Liverpool) and Tristan Bates (Most People Are Other People). She has also worked as an Associate Director for Macrobert (Titus - UK tour), Irondale Theatre NY (Color Between The Lines), Gary Kitching & co in association with Greyscale (Dead To Me - Summerhall and UK Tour), and assisted The Traverse Theatre / 59E59 NY (Clean & A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity & 50 Plays for Edinburgh), Greyscale Theatre Company (Gods are Fallen and All Safety Gone – UK tour), Northern Stage (I Promise You Sex and Violence) and The Gate (Gate Gala & I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me Of My Sleep Than Some Other Asshole). 
 
Zoë is a graduate of Chelsea College of Art and also completed a Postgraduate Diploma at Drama Studio London. She currently works in Production at the Royal Court Theatre where she recently designed Peckham the Soap Opera (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs / Bussey Building, Peckham), and Uncommon Nonsense (a weekly music night as part of the Open Court season).
 
Mark is currently producing Shrek the Musical (UK National Tour). He has produced The Fu Manchu Complex (Ovalhouse), Jigsy (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh; Tobacco Factory, Bristol; Royal Court, Liverpool), Fireface (Young Vic), The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse), Bunny (Soho Theatre; 59E59 Theaters, New York), Blue Surge (Finborough) and The Boy on the Swing (Arcola). He was Associate Producer of Herding Cats (Hampstead). In 2012 he was awarded a Stage One Bursary for New Producers.
 

06 – 29 March

Part of the BEGINNINGS season

I'd Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep Than Some Other Arsehole

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

Key Dates

£10 Gatecrasher Nights
  • Thu 6 Mar – 7.30pm
    Fri 7 Mar – 7.30pm
    Sat 8 Mar – 7.30pm

Press night
  • Mon 10 Mar – 7.00pm

Captioned performance
  • Thu 13 Mar – 7.30pm