Solar Bones on Demand

Rough Magic is delighted to have Solar Bones presented as part of Culture Ireland’s SEODA Festival which will celebrate Irish arts worldwide during its 5 day festival running between 17th – 21st March. Minister Catherine Martin T.D announced the festival saying: “Our artists are Ireland’s treasures and despite the many challenges this year, our artists … Continued

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COMPASS 2021

Since 2001 Rough Magic has been a pioneer of artist development in Irish theatre, through the SEEDS programme.  SEEDS  has been Ireland’s most comprehensive development programme over nineteen years; and now a new iteration is here to take the original concept into the next decade. The new COMPASS programme, launching in 2021, will offer three … Continued

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Rough Magic announces COMPASS

Growing artists. Making plays. COMPASS is a new development programme designed to provide opportunities for artists and plays, placing both at the centre of Rough Magic’s activities. Merging artist development and core programming in a radical new structure, the programme will assist in creating a portfolio of new work for production in the years coming … Continued

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Sophie Motley named Artistic Director of Everyman, Cork

Rough Magic is delighted that our SEEDS graduate and former Associate Director Sophie Motley has just been announced as Artistic Director of the Everyman Theatre in Cork. We congratulate Sophie and the Everyman on a brilliant appointment.

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Solar Bones on RTE.ie

Join RTE.ie/culture for Stanley Townsend in Solar Bones on Thursday, November 5th from 7.30 pm – the production will be available to watch worldwide for 24 hours only. 

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Congratulations Aosdana!

Rough Magic is delighted and proud that our founder member Arthur Riordan has just been elected to Aosdana, as has our colleague and collaborator Gina Moxley. Arthur’s work for Rough Magic includes The Emergency Session, Hidden Charges and of course, Improbable Frequency. We produced Gina’s first play Danti-Dan in 1995. Arthur and Gina memorably performed … Continued

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Solar Bones – “Riveting Theatre”

Working with our brilliant partners at Kilkenny Arts Festival, we were thrilled to bring live performances to audiences at the Watergate Theatre this August with our world premiere of Solar Bones. Based on the award-winning novel by Mike McCormack, Solar Bones was adapted by Michael West, directed by Lynne Parker and starred the fantastic Stanley Townsend as … Continued

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Lynne Parker and Stanley Townsend on RTE’s Arena

In case you missed it, you can listen back to director Lynne Parker and actor Stanley Townsend on the RTE player as they talk all things Solar Bones.

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Solar Bones

Kilkenny Arts Festival in partnership with Rough Magic, in association with Watergate Theatre presents SOLAR BONES by Mike McCormack in an adaptation by Michael West. Premiering at the Kilkenny Arts Festival August 2020.

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Solar Bones coming to the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Rough Magic is delighted to announce the World Premiere of Solar Bones by Mike McCormack in an adaptation by Michael West. In partnership with Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Watergate Theatre.

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