Children of the Sun – Tickets on Sale Now

Celebrating Rough Magic’s 40th anniversary, Hilary Fannin’s radical adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s classic 1905 dark comedy reworks the original text and draws it into the here and now. Tickets are on sale now – get yours in advance here. Children of the Sun is the story of how a small family, their collection of friends and … Continued

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RoughMagicForty

Rough Magic marks our 40th Anniversary with a series of events celebrating a distinctive and eclectic mix of work. Events will take place in Project Arts Centre and The Irish Film Institute on the 9th and 10th February. RoughMagicForty Programme Friday 9th February 7.00pm  Arena (live broadcast) – Project Arts Centre 1h Hosted by Sean Rocks, Arena present a … Continued

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The Loved Ones by Erica Murray at Dublin Theatre Festival 2023

Rough Magic is delighted to be working with the Gate Theatre to present a world premiere production, The Loved Ones by Erica Murray. In a remote renovated farmhouse, Nell prepares to scatter her son’s ashes with her grieving daughter-in-law, Orla, while Cheryl-Ann, a visitor from America, settles in for an idyllic break in the wilds … Continued

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Freefalling by Georgina Miller

Rough Magic is delighted to be partnering with Lime Tree | Belltable, Limerick to present Freefalling by Georgina Miller, an exciting new show in association with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance. Imagine you’re travelling the world – you’re jumping out of planes, diving with sharks, living your best life until…… your body stops working, and no one … Continued

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Tonic on Tour | 2023

The Calibri Triplet Family Band are back on the road! Fionn Foley’s doomsday musical Tonic – a sell-out hit of the Dublin Fringe Festival – is going on tour in March and April 2023. It’s the year 2047 and the end is truly nigh. That is, until a miracle elixir is discovered – Halcyon – which … Continued

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Solar Bones 2022

The award-winning Solar Bones is back! Marcus Conway has come home to his kitchen in Louisburgh Co. Mayo. Everything seems normal, yet he is haunted by the feeling that nothing is quite right. Poring obsessively over the details of his relationships, his world and his work as an engineer brings him closer to an understanding … Continued

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The Tempest at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Rough Magic and Kilkenny Arts Festival are thrilled to announce our latest take on a Shakespeare classic. A dark comedy filled with magic, mischief, music and romance; The Tempest. Shakespeare’s lyrical revenge fantasy is coming to the grounds of Kilkenny Castle for 10 outdoor performances, with Eleanor Methven, one of Ireland’s most celebrated actresses, taking … 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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Rough Weekend

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 13 never-before-seen works, commissioned by Rough Magic as part of the COMPASS Programme. 55+ Artists. 3 Events. 2 Days. Read the Rough Weekend … Continued

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All the Angels, the Story of Handel’s Messiah

Rough Magic is thrilled to be bringing the Irish premiere of All the Angels by Nick Drake to audiences this Christmas, a joyous play about the world’s most popular choral work, from its fraught birth to its glorious outcome. All the Angels tells the true story of the great composer Handel in his desperate attempt … Continued

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