No Magic Pill

Book Now Tue 12 Nov - Wed 13 Nov @ 8pm / 12pm
"an evening of transformative theatre that compels as much as it entertains"
The Irish Independent

No Magic Pill

Tue 12 Nov - Wed 13 Nov @ 8pm / 12pm Book Now
"an evening of transformative theatre that compels as much as it entertains"
The Irish Independent

No Magic Pill

Tue 12 Nov - Wed 13 Nov @ 8pm / 12pm
Book Now

No Magic Pill

Presented by Magic Pill Productions

If you are a wheelchair user or have any other additional needs, please call us on 043 3347888 to book.

Tues 12th @ 8pm
Wed 13th – School matinee @ 12pm

No Magic Pill is the heartfelt, hilarious and irreverent story of an activist and a celebration of love, friendship and the enduring pursuit of freedom.

From award-winning playwright and screenwriter Christian O’ReillyUnspeakable Conversations, Sanctuary, The Good Father, Inside I’m Dancing – and directed by Raymond Keane, No Magic Pill was the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2022 Irish Times Theatre Awards and wowed audiences and critics alike when it premiered that year.

★★★★ physically striking … gutsy and engaging
The Irish Times

Inspired by real-life activist and wheelchair-user, Martin Naughton, leader of the disability rights movement in Ireland (who passed away in 2016), this production breaks new ground in Irish theatre in its casting of disabled actors.

Martin is a man at war with the Government, with society, but, above all else, with himself – and at this crisis point in his life, which road will he choose? Will his fight for equality be derailed by dreams of lifelong love and distant shores?

an evening of transformative theatre that compels as much as it entertains
Irish Independent


Accessible Performances

No Magic Pill will be presented with additional accessibility considerations, including increased seating for wheelchair users and their companions.

  • Irish Sign Language interpretation and Audio Description will be available for every performance
  • A touch tour* will take place prior to the 12pm school matinee performance on Weds 13 November
  • €10 ticket for disabled patrons + PA/Companion

*The Touch Tour provides context about the show to allow blind and partially sighted members of the audience to familiarise themselves with the design of the space, costumes and props ahead of the show itself. It can also be of benefit for neurodivergent patrons and is open to those who are not in a position to attend the show itself.

No Magic Pill is funded by the Arts Council and is presented in association with Independent Living Movement Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association and Disability Federation of Ireland. Magic Pill Productions would also like to acknowledge the support of Town Hall Theatre, The Civic, Glór, Backstage and The Glens Arts Centre.

Supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

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Click for more info on our cancellation policy

Don’t worry if you or any of your party are unable to attend a performance. If you contact our Box Office team on 043 3347888 no later than 4pm two days before the show*, you can exchange your tickets for another performance or ask for a credit voucher (which does not expire).

*Must be two working days. Box Office hours: Mon-Fri (10am to 5pm)

Please note: No refunds/exchanges can be offered on the day of a performance or after a show has taken place.

If we need to cancel or postpone a show, our team will be in touch to let you know and offer you a refund or exchange.

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