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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