Theatre in the Rough

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Theatre in the Rough is a festival of new writing for the stage by young people aged between 13 and 25 from across Greater Merseyside.

Through a programme of workshops - including playwriting tuition, talks with industry professionals, and theatre trips - writers develop short plays for production as rehearsed readings at major venues across the region.

In 2012, a 5-day festival of theatre, music, author's talks and an exhibition based around the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic attracted over 1,000 visitors. In 2011, the Theatre in the Rough Festival took place at Liverpool's Unity Theatre and Southport's Botanic Gardens Museum, engaging with over 20,000 people. In 2009, we produced 14 world premieres by 30 new writers at the Southport Arts Centre.

Our mission is to help cultivate the next generation of aspiring playwrights, and to prepare people with vital voices for the first steps in their career.

The Theatre in the Rough Festival is a Registered Charity, No. 1133246.


Connected mandy members:

Will Abell
Technician
2020, Outside In, Podcast Editor
Rebecca Casey
Singer
2020, A Christmas carol, Workshop facilitator
Edge Hill university, Ormskirk
Chris Daley
Actor
2015, Waterloo Anniversary, John
Iona Thonger
Actor
2015, Lusitania: The War at the Mouth of the Mersey, Lucy
Maritime Museum, Liverpool
Chris Daley
Actor
2015, Haunted Sefton - Coastlands, Nick
Chris Daley
Actor
2015, Another Place Like Home - Coastlands, Radio Host
Chris Daley
Actor
2015, 24 Hours in Southport - Coastlands, Cabbie
2014, The Town Audio Play, Isla
Abby Jackson
Actor
2014, The Simple Things, Young Girl
The Atkinson, Southport
Sarah Coyne
Actor
2014, Stitches, Caroline
Sarah Coyne
Voice Over: Scottish
2014, Stitches, Caroline
2014, Lusitania: The War at the Mouth of the Mersey, Bethany
Museums in the Mersey Region
Iona Thonger
Actor
2014, Lusitania: The War at the Mouth of the Mersey, Ghost of a Young Girl
The Maritime Museum, Liverpool
Jo Allen
Set Designer
2014, Lusitania Listening Station, Designer
Aisling Leyne
Voice Over: Irish
2014, Hands (From The Lusitania Series), Frances
2014, Hands, Frances
Merseyside Maritime
Edward Barry
Voice Over: English
2014, Goodbye, Lucy, Henry
Edward Barry
Actor
2014, Goodbye, Lucy, Henry
2014, Back to the Future Project, Young Girl
The Atkinson
2014, Back to the Future (Trunk), Writer

Theatre in the Rough Jobs

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