Meet Rough Magic’s new Literary Manager and Producer

We are thrilled to announce two new additions to our management team. Karin McCully joins Rough Magic as Literary Manager, while Sara Cregan will be our new Producer. Karin McCully | Literary Manager Karin brings twenty years experience as a professional Dramaturg to the role of Literary Manager, and over ten years as a theatre … Continued

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COMPASS Applications

Update: Applications for the COMPASS strands are now closed for 2021. We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for COMPASS, Rough Magic’s new artist development programme. 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 … Continued

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Trainee Producer Role

Update: Applications are now closed for 2021. Candidates for Trainee Producer will be contacted in early March, a member of the team will be in touch with more info! Rough Magic will offer a 12-month part-time employment opportunity with the company for an early-career freelance theatre producer. The selected candidate will help coordinate COMPASS activities … Continued

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Literary Manager | Applications Open

Update: Applications are now closed for 2021 for the part-time position of Literary Manager with Rough Magic. The Literary Manager will assist in forging and maintaining relationships with playwrights across the spectrum of the COMPASS programme. The Literary Manager will report to the Artistic Director. They will work with the Artistic Director and Associate Director … Continued

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Video: Lynne Parker on directing Hecuba

Watch director Lynne Parker interviewed during rehearsals for Hecuba as she explains the importance of producing Marina Carr’s script at a time when “we do not know what kind of world our children are going to inherit.” Playwright Marina Carr talks about watching the “power cast” in rehearsals, and why she’s so excited to finally … Continued

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Video: Marina Carr on Hecuba

Watch playwright Marina Carr explain what inspired her to write Hecuba, as actor Aislín McGuckin takes time out of rehearsals to describe what it’s like to play the fabled Queen of Troy. Get insights into Rough Magic’s production of Hecuba in this Q&A with director Lynne Parker. Hecuba will be performed as part of the Dublin … Continued

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Q&A with HECUBA director Lynne Parker

Marina Carr’s passionate reimagining of the aftermath of the Trojan War opens on the 27th September in the Project Arts Centre. Ahead of Hecuba‘s Irish premiere, director Lynne Parker explains why this ancient story has such resonance today, and how the production’s ambitious design will make audiences feel “the world is changing in unsettling ways”. … Continued

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Hecuba cast announcement

We are thrilled to announce our talented cast for the Irish premiere of Hecuba by Marina Carr. For this production, Rough Magic brings together some of the country’s most celebrated actors – who have already given us stellar performances – with a new generation of Ireland’s most exciting emerging talent; in a classic Rough Magic … Continued

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Inside the Shakespeare rehearsal room

Our cast are in the final week of rehearsals for our production of Much Ado About Nothing, soon to be opening under the stars at Kilkenny Arts Festival. In a rare break, director Ronan Phelan sat down for this interview to talk about the gender-swapping casting of Clare Barrett, setting the play in a mobile … Continued

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Watch: the cast of Much Ado explain the story of the original romcom

“It’s like Love Island meets Pride and Prejudice” The fantastic cast of Much Ado About Nothing took time out of rehearsals last week to answer a few questions about the upcoming show. The result was an unconventional introduction to one of the world’s most famous romantic comedies, and the kind of verbal sparring that the … Continued

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