Solar Bones on

Join 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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Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards

We are thrilled for Rough Magicians Brian Doherty and Philip Connaughton who were winners at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards this year.

Brian Doherty won Best Actor for his performances as Agamemnon in Rough Magic’s Hecuba and as Dog in Red Kettle Theatre Company’s The Red Iron.

Congratulations also to Philip Connaughton who was awarded Best Movement Direction for his work on Rough Magic’s Much Ado About Nothing which premiered in Kilkenny Arts Festival before going on a nationwide tour of Ireland.

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How to Keep an Alien by Sonya Kelly

The award-winning Rough Magic production of How to Keep an Alien written and performed by Sonya Kelly with Justin Murphy. Production filmed on 6 September 2014 at Project Arts Centre as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe

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Matt Torney: Theatrical Outfit 2020/2021 Season

Former Rough Magic Associate Director, and SEEDS graduate Matt Torney has announced his first season as Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Theatrical Outfit was founded in 1976 and is Atlanta’s second oldest professional theatre company. Previous to taking on this role, Matt served as associate artistic director at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C and director of programming at Origin Theatre in New York.

The companies new season begins with Admissions by Joshua Harmon, and in addition to its theatrical programme, Theatrical Outfit announced the launch of a new work development program called Made in Atlanta

Matt was a participant of SEEDS 2, and directed the Rough Magic productions of Woyzeck (as part of SEEDS Showcase 2005), Plaza Suite (2012) and Digging for Fire (2013). We wish him the very best of luck with his new position and inaugural season.

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Rough Magic Theatre Company – New Irish Plays and Adaptations 2010-2018.

We are excited to announce the publication by Methuen of Rough Magic Theatre Company – New Irish Plays and Adaptations 2010-2018. Edited and with an introduction by Patrick Lonergan, Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway, with a foreword from Booker Prize-winning novelist Anne Enright – this book is an exciting snapshot of contemporary … Continued

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