SEEDS 2023

We are delighted to announce the SEEDS participants for 2023/2024. HK Ní Shioradáin Sound Designer HK Ní Shioradáin is a multidisciplinary artist from Dublin. They compose, sound design, and music direct for film and theatre, and are a bilingual spoken word poet, performing in Irish and English. They have a BA in English Literature and … Continued

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Tonic on Tour | 2023

The Calibri Triplet Family Band are back on the road! We are excited to announce that the doomsday musical Tonic by Fionn Foley – a sell-out hit of the Dublin Fringe Festival – is going on tour in March and April 2023. It’s the year 2047 and the end is truly nigh. That is, until a … Continued

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Career Opportunities at Rough Magic

A part-time position is now becoming a key role at Rough Magic. We are delighted to be accepting applications for a full time Producer at the company. The Producer will work alongside the Artistic Director and General Manager as a key member of the Rough Magic management team and play a vital role in all … Continued

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SEEDS Applications 2022

We are delighted to announce that applications will open this week for SEEDS, Rough Magic’s artist development programme. Since 2001 Rough Magic has been a pioneer of artist development in Irish theatre. SEEDS has been Ireland’s most comprehensive development programme and we are excited to meet members of the next generation of talented Irish theatre … Continued

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Hecuba – Event Cinema

We are delighted to announce that Hecuba by Marina Carr is coming to a screen near you in an exciting cinema event. Screened across the country, Hecuba is a dynamic filmed version of Rough Magic’s critically acclaimed theatre production (a sell-out hit from the 2019 Dublin Theatre Festival); a passionate reimagining of the aftermath of … Continued

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Solar Bones 2022

The award-winning Solar Bones is back! Marcus Conway has come home to his kitchen in Louisburgh Co. Mayo. Everything seems normal, yet he is haunted by the feeling that nothing is quite right. Poring obsessively over the details of his relationships, his world and his work as an engineer brings him closer to an understanding … Continued

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COMPASS Year 2

In February we staged our dynamic new showcase of work under the new COMPASS programme. Rough Weekend was a showcase of new writing and big ideas. Set across two days, each of these three unique events featured stagings, readings and discussions, offering glimpses and impressions of never-before-seen works, commissioned by Rough Magic as part of … Continued

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The Tempest at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Rough Magic and Kilkenny Arts Festival are thrilled to announce our latest take on a Shakespeare classic. A dark comedy filled with magic, mischief, music and romance; The Tempest. Shakespeare’s lyrical revenge fantasy is coming to the grounds of Kilkenny Castle for 10 outdoor performances, with Eleanor Methven, one of Ireland’s most celebrated actresses, taking … Continued

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Rough Magic nominated for 4 Irish Times Theatre Awards

Rough Magic is delighted that two of our recent productions have been nominated for Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards! Along with our partners at Kilkenny Arts Festival, our 2020 production of Solar Bones has been nominated for three awards; Stanley Townsend for Best Actor, Lynne Parker for Best Director and also Best Production. Tonic, which … Continued

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Cleft – A Free Audio Play

Rough Magic and Hatch Pictures are delighted to present Cleft, a new audio play by Fergal McElherron which is free to listen to below, and on Spotify. Cleft is a visceral story of one family’s unrelenting will to survive – and ultimately to make choices based on instinct. Cleft, starring Simone Kirby and Penny Layden, was … Continued

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