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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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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Announcing Rough Weekend at Project Arts Centre

55+ Artists. 3 Events. 2 Days. Rough Weekend is a showcase of new writing and big ideas. Set across two days, each of these three unique events will feature stagings, readings and discussions, offering glimpses and impressions of never-before-seen works, commissioned by Rough Magic as part of the COMPASS Programme. Presented in Project Arts Centre … Continued

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Interview with Fionn Foley, Writer & Composer of Tonic

Ahead of Tonic’s opening night in Dublin Castle as part of Dublin Fringe, writer-composer Fionn Foley explains why he wanted to write a musical about the end of the world, how Tonic compares to his last Fringe musical Fierce Notions, and his advice for other actor-musicians.   Tonic is set in a post-apocalyptic world, among a … Continued

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Glue World Premiere

An invitation out of the blue to visit an old friend in hospital. Someone Dean hasn’t seen in years. Not since they were kids. Not since they drifted apart. Until now, this invitation, out of the blue. After all this time. What could be the harm in that? We are delighted to be partnering with … Continued

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Rough Ideas announced

Earlier this year we put out a call for Rough Ideas; asking writers and theatre artists for early-stage ideas that we could support over six months with a bursary, dramaturgy and mentorship. We had expected a substantial response to the call, but nothing prepared us for the volume and quality of applicants and proposals. The … Continued

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SEEDS Apprentices and Trainee Producer announced

We are thrilled to introduce the SEEDS Apprenticeships and Trainee Producer who are joining us as part of the COMPASS program for the next 12 months. SEEDS Apprentices This year’s SEEDS Apprentices begin their placement in April. The program includes their own desk space in our office to work from, mentorship from our artistic team, … Continued

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