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Solar Bones


  • Playwright

    Michael West 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Mike McCormack 

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adaptation of Mike McCormack’s 2016 novel of the same name.

  • Setting

    Louisburgh, County Mayo.

  • Notes

    Originally developed by Something Different in association with Mermaid Arts Centre.

  • Synopsis

    Marcus Conway has come home to his kitchen. Everything seems normal, yet he is haunted by the feeling that nothing is quite right. Poring obsessively over the details of his relationships, his world and his work as an engineer brings him closer to an understanding of how the things and people he loves have come together, and how they have and must inevitably come apart. 

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male



Original Cast  
Marcus Conway Stanley Townsend
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Set Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Lighting Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Composer Denis Clohessy
Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Costume Designer Kathy Strachan
Associate Lighting Designer Suzie Cummins
Dialect Coach Gavin O'Donoghue
Production Manager Gary Maguire
Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Assistant Stage Manager Nicole Darragh
Set Construction Ger Clancy
Scenic Artist Ger Clancy
Production Image Peter Searle
Production Photography Ste Murray
Producer Aisling O'Brien
Producer Selina O'Reilly
Producer Gemma Reeves



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Address

    12 Parliament Street, Temple Bar
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 671 9278

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.