"Purveyors of well-crafted but adventurous theatre."
With every production, Roughhouse seeks to make theatre that explores the absurdity and beauty of us and the world we live in. The theatre we make is for the audience that see it. From Shakespeare to Orton, Mamet to Fo and developing links with the community supporting new writers, Roughhouse Theatre seeks out challenging projects and dynamic people to make them with.
Previous collaborations have included the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Ben Crystal, Theatre Royal Bath, Tobacco Factory Bristol, Nick Hornby, Rondo Theatre Bath, Volcano's Paul Davies and writer Daniel Wallace.
Our aim is to make theatre that is dynamic, engaging and visually exciting.
Based on the novel Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician by Daniel Wallace Adapted for the stage by Shane Morgan Produced, Designed and Directed by Roughhouse Theatre's Shane Morgan and Moira Hunt Roughhouse Theatre’s Shane Morgan has adapted writer Daniel Wallace’s novel Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician as part of his year long residency at the Rondo Theatre. The show is produced in association with the Rondo Theatre and has received mentorship from Daniel Wallace. The cast is comprised of Nina Bright (last seen in The Other Plans at London’s The Colour House Theatre), Ceejay Sargent (The House of Bernarda Alba Theatre Royal Bath, Sherlock Holmes Kings Head Theatre, London), Alex Stedman (Honest Theatre West), Madelaine Ryan (founder member of Moon on a Stick) and local actors Tom Turner (Product Displacement Rondo), Clive Linthorne (Twelfth Night Alma Tavern Theatre) and Dan Gaisford (As You Like It Ripped Script). Daniel Wallace is best known for his 1998 novel Big Fish which received a big screen adaptation at the hands of Tim Burton in 2003. His other work includes The Watermelon King, his latest The Kings and Queens of Roam alongside his 2007 novel Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician upon which this production is based. First performed at Bath's Rondo Theatre, 13th November 2013. "An enchanting, yet sinister tale of love, life, death and conspiracy, through the eyes of a deranged mind, it has you questioning reality from beginning to end." **** 4 Stars WhatsOnStage.com "It is a ride that you need to buckle up for and while nothing about this story can be taken for granted, the work you do during the show is well worth the effort...one of the more satisfying events on the theatrical calendar this year." Bath Chronicle