Solar Bones

Kilkenny Arts Festival in partnership with Rough Magic, in association with Watergate Theatre presents SOLAR BONES by Mike McCormack in an adaptation by Michael West. Premiering at the Kilkenny Arts Festival August 2020.

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How to Keep an Alien by Sonya Kelly

The award-winning Rough Magic production of How to Keep an Alien written and performed by Sonya Kelly with Justin Murphy. Production filmed on 6 September 2014 at Project Arts Centre as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe

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Upcoming Events

Rough Magic is responding, along with the entire sector, to the current national crisis. Our two upcoming events –  the Trinity Long Room Hub presentation of The Choir Project as a work in development on April 8th, and the launch of the Methuen Rough Magic anthology on April 22nd – will now be postponed until … Continued

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Venus in Fur – SEEDS Showcase

2020 kicks off for Rough Magic with the Irish Premiere of Venus in Fur by David Ives, presented by the Rough Magic SEEDS. Directed by Olivia Songer, with Set & Costume Design by Naomi Faughnan and Lighting Design by John Gunning; this bold new generation of theatre-makers will bring to life the darkly comedic world … Continued

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‘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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