RoughMagicForty

Rough Magic marks our 40th Anniversary with a series of events celebrating a distinctive and eclectic mix of work. Events will take place in Project Arts Centre and The Irish Film Institute on the 9th and 10th February. RoughMagicForty Programme Friday 9th February 7.00pm  Arena (live broadcast) – Project Arts Centre 1h Hosted by Sean Rocks, Arena present a … Continued

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New Associate Director

Rough Magic is delighted to announce the appointment of Dominic O’Brien as our new Associate Director. One of the rising stars of Irish theatre, Dominic is a graduate of SEEDS and joins the team as we begin our 40th anniversary year. Dominic follows the stellar line of Associates, beginning with Tom Creed, followed by Matt Torney, … Continued

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40 Years of Making Magic

In 2024 Rough Magic celebrates 40 years of making magic.

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Career Opportunity – Communications and Development Officer

As we approach our 40th Anniversary in 2024, we are looking to recruit a Communications and Development Officer to join our small and dedicated team to lead and spearhead campaigns in this exciting milestone year. This role will support the realisation of our ambitious Strategy 2023-2025 plan and programme of activity by developing and leading our … Continued

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Children of the Sun by Hilary Fannin at the Abbey Theatre

As part of Rough Magic’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2024, we are delighted to announce that we will be bringing Hilary Fannin’s radical adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s Children of the Sun to audiences in an exciting co-production with the Abbey Theatre. Fannin’s version of Gorky’s dark comedy will travel from the original text and setting … Continued

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The Loved Ones – Cast Announcement

Rough Magic and Gate Theatre are thrilled to announce the cast for the World Premiere of The Loved Ones by Erica Murray. Starring JANE BRENNAN as Nell, FANTA BARRIE as Gabby, HELEN NORTON as Cheryl-Ann and GRAINNE KEENAN as Orla. The Loved Ones will premiere at the Gate Theatre during Dublin Theatre Festival from 29th … Continued

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The Loved Ones by Erica Murray at Dublin Theatre Festival 2023

Rough Magic is delighted to be working with the Gate Theatre to present a world premiere production, The Loved Ones by Erica Murray. In a remote renovated farmhouse, Nell prepares to scatter her son’s ashes with her grieving daughter-in-law, Orla, while Cheryl-Ann, a visitor from America, settles in for an idyllic break in the wilds … Continued

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Freefalling by Georgina Miller

Rough Magic is delighted to be partnering with Lime Tree | Belltable, Limerick to present Freefalling by Georgina Miller, an exciting new show in association with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance. Imagine you’re travelling the world – you’re jumping out of planes, diving with sharks, living your best life until…… your body stops working, and no one … Continued

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The Tempest at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.

Congratulations to all the nominees of the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards this year! We are especially delighted for those who were nominated for our co-production of The Tempest with Kilkenny Arts Festival, including Sarah Jane Shiels who is nominated for Best Lighting Design, Martha Breen for Best Supporting Actress and Eleanor Methven who is … Continued

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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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