‘Much Ado’ Goes on Tour

In November the Rough Magic team will embark on a national tour of Much Ado About Nothing. Set on the deck of a deluxe mobile home this festive production of deception and excess, sparkling wit and linguistic exuberance asks – can we ever truly know the people we love? On it’s premiere performance in Kilkenny … 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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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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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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Cleft by Fergal McElherron

We are thrilled to premiere new Irish writing in a major co-production with glór, and in association with Galway International Arts Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival – Cleft, written by Fergal McElherron will premiere in glór, Ennis this June before playing the Galway International Arts Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival

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Being James Joyce: Post-show discussions & National Tour Dates

As part of the national tour of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man we are holding post-show conversations where audiences can meet the company and find out how we put the production together.

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Q&A with Arthur Riordan

Arthur Riordan is the writer behind our upcoming stage adaption of James Joyce’s seminal novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. A seasoned theatre artist, Riordan is also an actor, one of the original founders of Rough Magic, and has even adapted Joyce before. In the Q&A below he reveals why Portrait is a … Continued

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Tickets on sale for A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Kilkenny

Rough Magic’s new and uniquely Irish take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set to ignite this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival. Shakespeare in the Castle Yard is always a Festival ‘must see’; an open-air summer spectacular and family favourite. This year, director Lynne Parker has created a production specifically for Castle Yard that will prove Shakespeare … Continued

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