Rough Magic

Developing Artists

New Writing

New writing has been at the core of Rough Magic’s work since its beginning and we continue to support emerging and established writers through commissions, workshops, public readings and full productions. 


Rough Magic’s Literary Manager is Maureen White. 


The work of the Literary Department covers three main areas

- overseeing the work of commissioned writers (including those on the SEEDS           programme)

-       researching plays from the international and classic canon 

- reading unsolicited scripts sent in to the company


At present, we are unable to respond to all the scripts that are sent to us; we do however, read them and where we feel that either the play or the writer is promising, and fits well with our work, we make contact.

 From January 2015, we are asking writers to submit scripts electronically only. With this in mind, any scripts should be sent to 


Writers currently under commission include:

-   Hilary Fannin

-   Arthur Riordan 

-   Hugh Travers