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 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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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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