A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Rough Magic presents the world premiere of James Joyce’s seminal novel in Arthur Riordan’s vibrant new stage adaptation. Performing in the Pavillion Theatre from 26th September to 7th October 2018.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rough Magic’s dynamic new ensemble of actors and designers will electrify Shakespeare’s iconic characters, incandescent language and timeless comedy. Performing in the Kilkenny Castle yard from 9th to 18th August as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018.

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Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play

In the not too distant future a nuclear fallout has decimated modern America. A group of survivors band together in an attempt to hold on to what shred of normality they have left, in the only way they know how … by retelling the “Cape Feare” episode of The Simpsons.

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Melt

World Premiere

Antarctica. A polar research station. Boylan, an Irish scientist of the old school, is studying something hidden deep in the ice sheet. A young, ambitious, cock-sure assistant arrives, but they have more to contend with than each other.

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How to Keep an Alien

How to Keep an Alien is a funny and tender autobiographical tale in which Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, but Kate’s visa is up and she must leave the country. Together they must find a way to prove to the Department of Immigation that they have the right to live together in Ireland.

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The Train

World Premiere.

Determined to challenge the restrictive laws of the Irish State, a group of 47 trailblazing women take a train to Belfast and return to Dublin with forbidden contraceptives.

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The Effect

Connie and Tristan have chemistry. Their pulses charge, their pupils dilate, their hearts race. But, as volunteers on a drugs trial for a new antidepressant, is their attraction real or merely a side effect?

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Northern Star

August 1798: charismatic rebel Henry Joy McCracken is on the run and asking himself how it all happened.

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Everything Between Us

“Your family is everything. You know that as well as I do. Without your family you’re nothing. We haven’t been a family for a long time. And look at us. Look at us.” What would you do if your long-lost sister reappeared on the first day of your new job? It’s day one of Northern Ireland’s Truth … Continued

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Famished Castle

World Premiere

An accidental meeting in a snow-locked airport reunites former lovers Angie and Nathaniel. Illuminated by the unflinching light of snow, the couple revisit a festive night ten years before, a birthday dinner with his parents, when with corks popping and cuff links glittering, the family’s ravaged past pulled up a seat at the table, destroying their future.

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