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Welcome to Rough Magic.

Welcome to Rough Magic. Since its foundation in 1984 the company has built an organisation characerised by continual regeneration. Its adherence to artistic excellence pluralism, and an egalitariam approach to the creative ensemble, has delivered over 50 Irish premiers, the debuts of many theatre-makers, and the pioneering SEEDS programme.

And part of this continual regeneration is the creation of a new website. What you are seeing now is a temporary holding page while work on the new site is being completed. You can keep up to date on all things Rough Magic by keeping an eye on the company , our and Instagram.


Our People, Governance & Patrons.

Joint Statement from Irish Theatre

We, the undersigned, note the recent developments and allegations in the entertainment industries in the US and UK. We strongly condemn sexual harassment and abuse of power in the theatre in Ireland and Internationally. This kind of behaviour is always utterly inappropriate. Theatres, like any work environment, need to be safe spaces for everyone.

We support the actions taken by our colleagues in the UK to raise awareness on this issue. We are committed to working together to raise awareness and to create a safe culture and environment where unacceptable behavior can be addressed and challenged. We are committed to supporting those who speak out, and to listen closely and carefully when they do.

The welfare and wellbeing of everyone working in our theatres is of paramount importance. Therefore we wish to restate our collective commitment to ensuring that Irish theatres are safe, fair and equitable places for all those working within them.

STATEMENT FROM (Alphabetical order)

  • Abbey Theatre – Neil Murray & Graham McLaren
  • Druid Theatre –Garry Hynes
  • Dublin Fringe Festival – Kris Nelson
  • Dublin Theatre Festival –Willie White
  • Gate Theatre – Selina Cartmell
  • Project Arts Centre – Cian O’Brien
  • Rough Magic Theatre Company – Lynne Parker

Coming Next
Melt by Shane Mac an Bhaird

Let something else speak.

Antarctica. A polar research station. Boylan, an Irish scientist of the old school, is studying something hidden deep in the ice sheet. A young, ambitious, cock-sure assistant arrives, but they have more to contend with than each other.

Melt is an exploration at the limits of the human experience and a belch from the dark throat of the imagination. In a changing climate, Mac an Bhaird’s new play takes a jaunt on the edge of the abyss.

Directed by Lynne Parker and presented as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
For more information and booking click here.