The House Keeper

World Premiere

A young woman at the end of her tether is faced with homelessness when she loses her job and the bank threatens to repossess her home. Desperate, she breaks into the house of a wealthy woman, but before long she realises that she has disturbed a hornet’s nest of unimagined proportions.

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Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt, the boy who never grew up, the escapologist extraordinaire. Caught between his angel and his demon, haunted by the women he loved, lost and betrayed, catapulted through a life built on fantasy, he is finally forced to face himself.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Arguably the greatest screwball comedy ever written, Wilde’s masterpiece still has the broadest appeal of any play in the Irish canon. Rough Magic’s production has an unexpected twist:, in a new interpretation by Stockard Channing, the battle-axe Lady Bracknell becomes a sharp-witted American beauty. As she observes, “When I married Lord Bracknell I had no fortune of any kind. But I never dreamed for a … Continued

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Phaedra

World Premiere

The timeless story of Phaedra’s dark obsession with her stepson is placed in a contemporary Ireland that has become a fertile playing field for the capricious gods.

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Sodome, My Love

World Premiere

The sky breaks, the rain falls. The downpour slowly awakens a woman buried in salt for centuries, the only survivor of Sodome, a city once filled with joy and excess, freedom and sensuality. Here, now amongst us, she begins to speak. This is her story…

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Solemn Mass For a Full Moon in Summer

On a hot summer’s night in Montréal, eleven people stand on their balconies by the light of the full moon and tell their stories of guilt, grief and heartbreak. A provocative and emotional play about love, sex, faith and forgiveness by one of Canada’s great playwrights.

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The Parker Project

The Parker Project presents Spokesong and Pentecost in repertoire to give a key insight into playwright Stewart Parker’s work, and to celebrate his fascination with Belfast, the place of his birth.

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Life is a Dream

How would you feel if you discovered that your life, your identity and the content of your memory were based on a trick of the mind, a powerful illusion, a dream? How would you feel if you learned that your future was being determined by political manipulation, paranoid superstition and the capricious swings of a volatile personality?

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Is This About Sex?

When Daniel walks up to shop assistant Cathy and tells her he wants to buy a bra – for himself – it’s their first step in a passionate affair. Meanwhile, their respective partners, Kay and Paul, are having sex together during lunch. But if everyone is getting what they want, why is no-one happy? Kay’s friend Angela thinks she has all the answers – but does she?

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Attempts on Her Life

Through the course of seventeen distinct but interconnected scenarios, a group of unnamed characters try to piece together the identity of the mysterious Anne. Martin Crimp’s 1997 play brings us on a whistle-stop journey through the emotional and political landscapes of our time, taking in art, surveillance, pornography, terrorism, genocide and globalisation along the way. 

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