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Rough Magic, Ireland
Melt  Smock Alley Theatre  Sept 28-Oct 8 2017
by Shane Mac an Bhaird

Photo © Ros Kavanagh
A world premiere production, Melt is about the folly of humankind, our Icarus-like ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and the damage we do ourselves and our world in the process.
Its setting is the Antarctic – the last great wilderness, the edge of the known world, the one relatively uncontaminated territory. Into this idyllic landscape is catapulted the gloriously anarchic Boylan, a pioneering Irish ecologist gone rogue. As the play opens, he is joined by Cook, a young scientist who is strung between his professional ambitions and his romantic longing for the mysterious Dr Hansen – Boylan’s ex-wife.
And then there is Veba, the strange female Boylan captures and brings up from the sub-glacial lake.
Melt is a funny, sophisticated
fairytale that explores the human condition, acknowledges its fragility and takes the audience on a jaunt to the edge of the abyss.

Special thanks to Geoff Gould and Blood in the Alley Theatre Company, who supported the early development of this play.


Rough Magic is funded through the Arts Council’s Regularly Funded Organisations funding programme.

Cast and Creative Team
Directed by Lynne Parker
Cast: Genevieve Hulme-Beaman, 
Charlie Maher, 
Rebecca O’Mara, Owen Roe
Set and Costume Design:  Sarah Bacon
Lighting Design: Zia Holly
Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
AV Design: John Galvin

Information and Tickets
Venue: Smock Alley Theatre, Main Space
Previews: Sept 28 & 29, 7.30pm
Dates: Sept 30 & Oct 3–6, 7.30pm Oct 1, 2pm & 7pm, Oct 7, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Oct 8, 2pm
Tickets: €20 – €30
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs 40 mins incl. interval.
Talking Theatre: Oct 3, post-show.  With members of the company.
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