Summer 2019 Next summer we will perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We last staged this play in 2005 and completed our tour by taking it to France. We will be doing the same again in 2019. Dates and venues to be confirmed.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
“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