Rough Magic, Ireland


by Marina Carr

The Irish premiere of a major work by Marina Carr.

Hecuba is a passionate re-imagining of the aftermath of the Trojan War and the events surrounding its iconic characters; a series of intense, dangerous personal encounters and impossible choices, described by those who witnessed and experienced them.

We are encouraged to think the unthinkable – what if it was me being asked to do these things, or suffering their consequences? In the time of the devastation of Syria and the global refugee crisis, when climate change is every day bringing catastrophe closer to the shores of the West, it’s a disturbingly appropriate question.

This drama of a complex and powerful woman is also a depiction of the effect of war and its emotional cost to the individual.

Recommend age 16+

The show contains themes of an adult nature.

This production is funded by the Arts Council.

Directed by Lynne Parker
Cast: Frank Blake, Martha Breen, Gillian Buckle, Brian Doherty, Zara Devlin, Ronan Leahy, Karen McCartney, Aislín McGuckin and Owen Roe.
Set and Costume Design: Sarah Bacon
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Design and Composition: Carl Kennedy
AV Design: John Galvin


Project Arts Centre (Space Upstairs)


25 & 26 Sept, 7,30pm


27 Sept & 1–4 Oct, 7.30pm
28, 29 Sept & 5 Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
6 Oct, 2.30pm




100 mins. No Interval.

Talking Theatre

2 Oct, post-show. With Marina Carr, Lynne Parker and members of the company.