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Rough Magic, Ireland
Melt  Smock Alley Theatre  Sept 28-Oct 8  |  Book Now
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.

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

Cast and Creative Team
Directed by Lynne Parker
Cast: Charlie Maher, 
Roxanna Nic Liam,
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 10 mins incl. interval.
 
Talking Theatre: Oct 3, post-show.  With members of the company.
 
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