Theatre in the Rough presents

coastlands

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A co-production with The Atkinson

back to the future

The Atkinson, Southport

In association with Merseyside Maritime Museum

lusitania

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FESTIVAL

HERITAGE ON THE DOCK 2018

Heritage on the Dock celebrated the rich history of Albert Dock with four days of free walks, talks, workshops and live music.

Albert Dock has a unique and undiscovered narrative that has played a central role in the ebbs and flows of Liverpool’s own fortunes. This festival, project managed by Theatre in the Rough, discovers the exciting impact of the Dock’s culture and history.

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Produced by:
Albert Dock Liverpool

Project Managed by:
Theatre in the Rough Festival

RADIOMONTAGE

COASTLANDS

Six half-hour acoustic films that together tell a tale of the Sefton coast.

Inspired by the Danish and German genre of Radiomontage, these documentaries explore The Litherland Running Man, spiritualism in Formby, 24 hours in Southport, the value of public art in Sefton, our natural environment, and the paranormal.

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Supported by:
Arts Council England
The Hemby Trust

EXHIBITION

TITR @ MARITIME MUSEUM

As part of our wider Lusitania project, we created five audio pieces to accompany Merseyside Maritime Museum's new exhibition, Lusitania: life, loss, legacy.

They reanimate five of the collection's highlights and, by doing so, reclaim the voices of those touched by Lucy's story.

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
Free Entry

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Supported by:
The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

SHORT FILM

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Five short films on the history of childhood. Showing in The Atkinson in Southport from June 2015. Available to watch online now.

A co-production with The Atkinson

The Atkinson
Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB
Free Entry

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Supported by:
The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund
The PH Holt Foundation

AUDIO DRAMA

LUSITANIA: THE WAR AT THE MOUTH OF THE MERSEY

A series of original audio plays charting Liverpool's relationship with the tragic liner. Created in association with Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Toured the North West in a bespoke listening station from summer 2014 — summer 2015.

Available to listen to online now.

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Supported by:
The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

INSTAGRAM

PLAY TO ZED

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We have hundreds of plays in our library. Here they are, from A—Z, with a little fact included each time.

How many have you seen or read? Which do you love? Which do you loathe?

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OPPORTUNITIES

WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

A roundup of local, national and international theatre writing jobs, competitions and opportunities. Updated regularly.

You can send us your own opportunities which are free of charge for writers to enter.

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BOOKSHOP

BOOKSHOP

Two anthologies of our writers' work for a snip!

Theatre in the Rough Festival 2012
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Theatre in the Rough Festival 2011
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LIVE THEATRE

WATERLOO:1815

A theatre-in-education play commemorating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

The piece hears from a returning soldier as he follows the development of the town of Waterloo in Liverpool from 1816 onwards.

Crosby Library
Free Entry

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Commissioned by:
Sefton Libraries Service

FEST 2012

FEST 2012

2012 marked the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic — a liner with an enduring relationship to its home port of Liverpool.

Theatre in the Rough presented a 5-day festival of THEATRE, LIVE MUSIC, ART, AUTHORS' TALKS and an HISTORICAL EXHIBITION, all created locally, to commemorate the anniversary.

Events took place from 3 — 7 July, attracting over 1,500 visitors.

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Supported by:
The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund
Arts Council England
The Unity Theatre Trust

FEST 2011

FEST 2011

From Dark Age enigma to the dare-devil pioneers of early aviation, two nights of bold new writing brought the past tearing into the present.

The Theatre in the Rough Festival 2011 took place on 1 — 2 April at Unity Theatre Liverpool. An accompanying exhibition also ran at Southport's Botanic Gardens Museum. Events drew over 19,500 visitors.

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Supported by:
The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund
Express Sefton

FEST 2009

FEST 2009

The Theatre in the Rough Festival 2009 staged two nights of explosive, poetic and comedic new work by young people from across Greater Merseyside.

From the idea of the redemption of ambition on a Merseyrail train halted by a suicide, to a comedic tour of Sefton written entirely in Shakespearean rhyming couplets, these plays were diverse, surprising and challenging.

Theatre in the Rough 2009 took place on 19 — 20 May at the Southport Arts Centre.

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Supported by:
The National Lottery through Awards for All
Express Sefton