The Steward of Christendom - Lime Tree Theatre

The Steward of Christendom

Presented by The Gate Theatre

Written by Sebastian Barry


Set in a county home in Baltinglass in 1932, The Steward of Christendom centres on Dunne, reliving moments of his career as a senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), including the handover of Dublin Castle to Michael Collins in 1922 following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

The Steward of Christendom

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The Steward of Christendom is a profoundly moving play and features reimagined memories of his family: his daughters, Annie, Maud, and Dolly, and his son, Willie, killed in World War I.

These reveries are interspersed by interactions between Dunne and Mrs. O’Dea and Smith, two attendants from the home.

This new revival coincides with the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle to the Provisional Government of Ireland.


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Masks/Face coverings are optional.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus

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