Edwards and MacLiammóir

Edwards and Mac Liammóir walking through St Stephen’s Green 

Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir were partners in both a romantic and a business sense. They opened the Gate Theatre together in 1928. Both were born in England.

In the Gate they presented European plays in contrast to the Irish peasant fare at the Abbey. (The two theatres were written off as Sodom and Begorrah.) The photograph is by Bill Doyle, ‘Ireland’s Cartier-Bresson.’

With thanks to Leslie Doyle for Bill Doyle and Lilliput Press

A documentary about Orson Welles’ time at the Gate Theatre: