Dublin Theatre Festival: Rough Magic premieres A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN 26 Sep – 7 Oct

Rough Magic premieres a brand new stage adaptation by Arthur Riordan of James Joyce’s first novel, for the Dublin Theatre Festival 2018.

The play premieres at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, from 26th September to 7th October 2018, and tours to 8 venues nationwide until November 3 (listing below).

Rough Magic will present the world premiere of James Joyce’s seminal novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, in Arthur Riordan’s vibrant new stage adaptation, brought to life by a dynamic, new, creative ensemble of actors and designers, under Ronan Phelan’s direction. The play will premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival this September, before embarking on a nationwide tour until November 3 (FULL TOUR INFO at roughmagic.ie ).

The play focuses on the spiritual rebellion of Stephen Dedalus, and his restless search for artistic self-expression. Rough Magic’s ensemble cast will take us on a thrilling theatrical odyssey around Ireland, from Galway to Waterford, and from Letterkenny to Tralee, towards the liberation of the soul and its rejection of faith and fatherland. The central role of Stephen Dedalus will be played by multiple members of the ensemble, both male and female.

Written in the crucible of the political and artistic explosion of the early twentieth century, this is essentially the story of Joyce, Ireland’s great re-inventor of the English language.

“A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man plays with the notion of identity in all its complexity and mutability; national identity, personal identity, authorial identity. In this fast moving, mercurial production, these myriad identities are pulled apart, drawn together, reflected and refracted in a dizzying interpretation of Joyce’s first novel.” Arthur Riordan

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST ENSEMBLE CAST: 
Martha Breen / Amy Conroy / Peter Corboy / Aoibhéann McCann / Karen McCartney / Paul Mescal / Conor O’Riordan / Kieran Roche

CREATIVE TEAM:

Director: Ronan Phelan

Stage Adaptation: Arthur Riordan

Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

Set & Costume Design: Katie Davenport

Sound Design & Composition: Denis Clohessy

 

TOUR VENUES:

PAVILION THEATRE, Dun Laoghaire

Previews: Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 September | 8.00pm | €22

Opens: Friday 28 September – Sunday 7 October | 8.00pm | €27/€24

Matinees: Saturday 29 September & Saturday 6 October | 2.30pm | €22

Box Office – Tel: 01 231 2929 / paviliontheatre.ie

 

DUNAMAISE ARTS CENTRE, Portlaoise 

Tuesday 9 & 10 October  | 8.00pm | €21 / €18

Box Office – Tel: 057 866 3355 dunamaise.ie

 

AN GRIANÁN THEATRE, Letterkenny

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 October | 8.00pm | €20 / €15

Box Office – Tel: 074 912 0777 angrianan.com

 

BACKSTAGE THEATRE, Longford

Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 October | 8.00pm | €18 / €16

Box Office – Tel: 074 912 0777 angrianan.com

 

THEATRE ROYAL, Waterford

Friday 19 & Sunday 20 October | 8.00pm | €21 / €18

Box Office – Tel: 051 874 402 theatreroyal.ie

 

EVERYMAN THEATRE, Cork

Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 October | 8.00pm | €27 / €25

Box Office – Tel: 021 450 1673 / everymancork.com

 

GLÓR THEATRE, Ennis, Co Clare

Saturday 27 October | 8.00pm | €18 / €16

Box Office – Tel: 065 684 3103 / glor.ie

 

TOWN HALL THEATRE, Galway

Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31 October | 8.00pm | €22 / €20

Box Office – Tel: 091 569 777 / tht.ie

 

SIAMSA TÍRE, Tralee

Friday 2 & Saturday 3 November | 8.00pm | €21 / €19

Box Office – Tel: 066 712 3055 siamsatire.com

 

FURTHER INFO at: http://www.roughmagic.ie

FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/RoughMagicTheatreCompany/

TWITTER: @RoughMagicIRL

Dublin Theatre Festival runs from 27 September to 14 October, and features a tantalising selection of brand new work, including fresh versions of classic plays and adventurous international productions, created by renowned artists, as well as emerging voices, and aimed at children, young people and adults.  DTF is a festival for Dublin, a communal celebration of theatre from Ireland and across the world, and everyone is invited to be part of it.  www.dublintheatrefestival.com  

Dublin Theatre Festival: principal funder the Arts Council, grant aided by Dublin City Council, Fáilte Ireland, Dublin Fundraising Fellowship, Tourism Ireland and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Proudly supported by sponsors including The Doyle Collection, The Irish Times, RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ Supporting the Arts, and Olytico.

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