Measure for Measure2018 (William Shakespeare(

In March 2018, RoughCast presented Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. This was the second time RoughCast has staged the play, the last being in 2000. The big thing this time around was the way the play’s main theme reverberated with current events, including the #MeToo movement. The play was cut to put much more emphasis on … More

Twelfth Night (2017 Tour)2017 (William Shakespeare(

In summer 2017, RoughCast presented Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This is the second time RoughCast have staged this play but this production could hardly have been more different from the first. It was loosely set, for no reason anyone could remember after agreeing to it, in the American West with a distinctive Spaghetti Western feel to … More

A Christmas Carol2016 (Charles Dickens(

 In December 2016, RoughCast presented its first ever Christmas show: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The well-loved story of the redemption of the miserly Scrooge will be presented in a promenade-style performance with the action taking place in and around the audience. There will be ghosts galore, carol singers and dancing as Ebenezer Scrooge … More

Charley’s Aunt2016 (Brandon Thomas(

In spring 2016 RoughCast brought you one of the funniest and most entertaining farces of all time. Charley’s Aunt centres on two Oxford undergraduates in search of a chaperone for a visit from their girlfriends to whom they hope to propose. Jack and Charley manage to persuade fellow undergraduate Fancourt “Babbs” Babberley to impersonate Charley’s … More

As You Like It2015 (William Shakespeare(

RoughCast toured Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It in East Anglia in July 2015 before taking it across the Channel to France, repeating the journey of our successful 2003 tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Julius Caesar2014 (William Shakespeare(

Returning victorious to Rome following civil war and riding a wave of popularity, is Julius Caesar about to be proclaimed emperor? Or will Brutus, Cassius and their fellow conspirators stop him and preserve Rome’s democracy? With their trademark crystal-clear, fast-paced, story-telling and sharply delineated characters, RoughCast brings this tale of assassination, intrigue and divided loyalties … More

The Government Inspector2013 (Nikolai Gogol(

When news arrives that a Government Inspector is on his way to a small Russian town the corrupt and complaisant local officials are thrown into a frenzy. In their panic, they mistake a gormless, penniless and down-on-his-luck skiver as the said Inspector – with hilarious results. Widely held to be Russia’s greatest comedy, Nikolai Gogol’s … More

Much Ado About Nothing2013 (William Shakespeare(

“We are the only love-gods!” …exclaims Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, as he embarks on one of “Hercules’ labours” and attempts a love-match between Beatrice and Benedick (if they can stop their ‘merry war’ for long enough, that is…) With plots of a rather different nature, Don John, the prince’s disgruntled brother, attempts to cause … More

Revenge en Suite2012 (Jack Sadleir(

A Joint Venture between Open Space and RoughCast Theatre Companies A comedy thriller with a literary twist. Set in a hotel on the south coast of England in the mid 1920’s. Cast includes Open Space and RoughCast favourites. It is 1925, and renowned crimewriter Audrey Dobbs is in love with Lord Basil Bouncy, the aristocratic … More

Richard III2012 (William Shakespeare(

“Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York” With these immortal lines, on to the stage comes Shakespeare’s most charismatic and most complete villain. And before the audience can draw breath, Richard of Gloucester, youngest brother to the newly-crowned king, has already begun to map out his bloody … More