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No Magic Pill

No Magic Pill Dublin Theatre Festival 2022


  • 4 - 9 October // 8pm, matinee 9 Oct 3pm
  • Main Space
  • €25 & €23 concession
  • Matinee all tickets €18 Early Bird €18 (Preview Only, Limited Availability)

Presented as Part of Dublin Theatre Festival, 2022

This is the (mostly) true story of Martin Naughton AKA Michael Collins in a wheelchair. Martin is an agitator. A disruptor. A seeker of justice and planter of (truth) bombs. But will his anarchic quest for equality be derailed by dreams of love and new horizons? Based on the real life of Martin Naughton and his campaign for independence for disabled people in Ireland, No Magic Pill, written by Christian O’Reilly and directed by Raymond Keane, is a joyful, shameless, no-holds-barred story of one man’s fight for justice and love.

Sorcha Curley
Mark Fitzgerald
Peter Kearns 
Ferdia MacAonghusa
Julie Sharkey
Paddy Slattery

Produced by Mitzi D’Alton and Christian O’Reilly
Directed by Raymond Keane
Written by Christian O’Reilly
Dramaturg & Disability Consultant: Peter Kearns
Set Design: Ger Clancy
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer
Music and Sound Design: Trevor Knight
Movement Director: Rachel Parry
Marketing Manager & Production Consultant: Hillary Dziminski
Production Manager: Marie Tierney
Stage Management: Donna Leonard & Roisin Nic Ghabhann

Publicity: Stephanie Dickenson
Marketing Consultant: Sinead McPhillips

Presented in association with The Civic and Town Hall Theatre, Galway
As part of Dublin Theatre Festival, 2022

Duration: 110 minutes, no interval
Suitable for ages 12+
For accessible seating, please contact the Civic Box Office direct on 01 4627477

Preview Tues 4th Oct, 8pm Early Bird Tickets €18 (Limited Availability)
Opening Night Tues 5th Oct €25 / €23 concession
Weds 6th – Sat 8th Oct €25 / €23 concession

Matinee Sun 9th Oct, 3pm all Tickets €18

The Civic Sessions
Join us for a post-show discussion with members of the company following the matinee show on Sunday 9th Oct.

Presented in partnership with Disability Federation of Ireland, Independent Living Movement Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Dublin City Council & South Dublin County Council.



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