Hecuba

Rough Magic presents the Irish premiere of a major work by Marina Carr, in the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.

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Much Ado About Nothing

On the deck of a deluxe mobile home a group of friends gather for a week long party full of cocktail-infused debauchery, bad dancing and questionable gender politics.

A co-production with Kilkenny Arts Festival, 8th-17th August

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Cleft

World Premiere

Twin sisters Fea and Caireen, living on a harsh, remote island, are raising Fea’s son together. Abandoned by their mother at a young age and left in their teens to fend for themselves by their troubled father, the women have created their own emotional ecosystem.

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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.

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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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