Dates: 14 Nov - 14 Nov

Tickets: €15

The Rough Magic AIB SEEDS Showcase 2009 is a pioneering initiative to seek out, enable, encourage, develop and stage the work of a new generation of theatre talent. This year’s Rough Magic AIB SEEDS present……

DYING CITY (4 & 6-14 NOV, 6.00PM)

Dying City is a play about collapse. Collapse of relationships. Collapse of a city. Collapse of an idea. Set in New York City in January 2004 and July 2005, the stories of two brothers unfold over two nights.

First produced at the Royal Court Theatre in 2006, this compassionate play explores the experiences of grief and human sadness, the effect of pervading violence on a generation and the brutality of war within ourselves. An intimate portrait of a relationship, a family and a city changed forever.

This production is part of the Rough Magic AIB SEEDS Showcase 2009, a pioneering initiative to seek out, enable, encourage, develop and stage the work of a new generation of theatre talent.


“If you stay ugly, god knows what your fate is. But sexy greedy IS the late eighties.”

When young financier Jake Todd is found dead under mysterious circumstances, his sister Scilla gets on the case. Did a dodgy deal go sour? Was someone after his enormous fortune? Or did he finally get a conscience and commit suicide?

With a chilling resonance for our own time, Scilla takes on the jobbers, bankers and spin-doctors in the rabid and rapacious world of 1980s London finance. In this athletic rendition of Caryl Churchill’s mercilessly funny play, stock traders sing, seduce and chug champagne as they battle to make it to the top.

This production is part of the Rough Magic AIB SEEDS Showcase 2009, a pioneering initiative to seek out, enable, encourage, develop and stage the work of a new generation of theatre talent.


Rough Magic are delighted to present rehearsed readings of two fresh and wildly different new plays about family secrets, deceit, love and forgiveness as part of the AIB SEEDS Showcase.

1pm: The Door That Sings Bellini by Maria Elner | Directed by Lynne Parker

3pm: Title tbc by Ciarán Fitzpatrick | Directed by Tom Creed

Emerging writers Maria Elner and Ciarán Fitzpatrick have been mentored by leading playwrights Tom Murphy and David Harrower over the past two years, and their plays in development will be directed by Tom Creed and Lynne Parker.


Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

6-14 NOV 2009~ Tickets

€15/12 (conc)

Preview Dying City, 4 NOV, 6.00PM, €10 (Duration 80 mins, no interval)

Preview Serious Money, 5 NOV, 8.30PM, €10 (Duration 120 mins)

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

SERIOUS MONEY By Caryl Churchill Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks

Design by Alyson Cummins

Lighting Design (both shows) by Kevin Smith

Composer (Serious Money) Denis Clohessy

Sound Design (Dying City) Ivan Birthistle and Vincent Doherty

ROUGH MAGIC AIB SEEDS Artists: Alyson Cummins, Maria Elner, Ciaran Fitzpatrick, Lara

Hickey, Des Kennedy, Eoin Kilkenny, Aoife Spillane-Hinks

Cast: Brian Bennett, Carla Bredin, Simon Ashe Browne, Aoibhin

Garrihy, Yare Jegbefume, Conor Madden, Hugh Malone, Aonghus Og McAnally, Gus

McDonagh, Valerie O’Connor, Donncha O’Dea, Jody O’Neill, Camille Ross, Shawn

Sturnick, Louise White

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