Arthur Riordan is a playwright and actor, and a founder member of Rough Magic.

Arthur’s writing includes the libretto for Andrew Synnott’s Dubliners opera (for Opera Theatre Company and Wexford Festival Opera), the book and lyrics for the musical The Train, (for Rough Magic, music by Bill Whelan) an adaptation of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt (for Rough Magic, music by Tarab), a stage adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s Slattery’s Sago Saga (for The Performance Corporation), the multi-award-winning musical Improbable Frequency (for Rough Magic, music by Conor Kelly and Sam Park), and a one-man show, The Emergency Session (also for Rough Magic); as well as Love Me?! (for The Corn Exchange), and two collaborations with Des Bishop – Rap Éire (for Bickerstaffe), and Shooting Gallery (for Bedrock Productions).

He tweets at @ArtRiordan


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