Film / Talks and Readings / Theatre / 11-12 February 2022

Rough Weekend

Tickets: €16 (Full)/€14(Concession) per session or 15% off Full & Concession for all three
Show Time: Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Rough Weekend is a showcase of new writing and big ideas. Set across two days, each of these three unique events will feature stagings, readings and discussions, offering glimpses and impressions of 14 new never-before-seen works, commissioned by Rough Magic as part of the COMPASS Programme.

55+ Artists. 3 events. 2 days.

It’s going to be one exhilarating Rough Weekend.

COMPASS is a new development programme designed to provide opportunities for artists and plays, placing both at the centre of Rough Magic’s activities. Merging artist development and core programming in a radical new structure, the programme will assist in creating a portfolio of new work for production in the years coming up to – and beyond – the company’s 40th anniversary in 2024.


FRIDAY 11 FEB 7.30pm

Works in Progress: Burnt, Norton by Colin Campbell, Light and Noise from the Sky by Iseult Deane, The Delirium Archive by Shane Mac An Bhaird and Birds by Erica Murray.


SATURDAY 12 FEB 2.30pm

Works in Progress: Children of the Sun in a new translation by Hilary Fannin, Mr Slippy by Fionntán Larney, Ghosts in a new adaption by Morna Regan and Beef by Ankur Vikal

Talks: Shaun Dunne on writing during lockdown. Hilary Fannin in conversation with Olga Taranova.


SATURDAY 12 FEB 7.30pm

Works in Progress: Wander Wander Wild Wild by Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng, Haven by Peter Daly, Homo Hibernicus by Jimmy McAleavey and Decameron by Dominic O’Brien and CN Smith

Talks: Marina Carr in conversation with Jimmy McAleavey and Karin McCully


If you require assistance for your visit, please do not hesitate to contact us at or call 01 8819 613. You can find the latest information about Project’s accessibility here.


Directors Ronan Phelan, Dominic O’Brien, Eoghan Carrick, Samantha Cade
Set Design Pai Rathaya Treerat

Video Design Eoin Robinson
Lighting Design Líadan Ní Chearbhaill


COMPASS is jointly supported by The Arts Council and The Lackendarragh Bursary – a significant donation of generous support from benefactor Seán Páircéir.

Project Arts Centre is proud to be supported by the Arts Council Ireland and Dublin City Council. 

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