ABOUT US

Monkfish Theatre

We revitalise classic experimental drama. Taking strange, daring plays by great writers, we bring them to life in unexpected ways. Good writing shouldn't be left on the page. It deserves to be heard. At a Monkfish show, each classic script becomes an immersive live experience. In February 2015, Monkfish Theatre's re-imagining of Sweeney Agonistes, T.S. Eliot's unfinished dark jazz cabaret, completed a sell-out run in Scotland. In August 2015, Monkfish Theatre will be reviving its acclaimed 2014 production of Samuel Beckett's Roughs (For Radio) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

PRODUCTIONS

CURRENT PRODUCTIONS:

ROUGHS (FOR RADIO) by Samuel Beckett --- 8.30PM, August 5th-31st, C Venues, Edinburgh

'I have come... to listen.' A rare chance to experience two of Samuel Beckett’s most unsettling comedies, live. Voices emerge from the darkness to bribe, cajole and torture each other. They laugh. They cry. They do the paperwork. This haunting double-bill remained virtually unheard, until last year's historic Cambridge run. Following the success of these critically acclaimed readings, Beckett’s Roughs now make their Edinburgh premiere. You won’t see it coming.

With the support of the Antony Tudor Trust and the University of St Andrews. This amateur production of 'Rough for Radio I' and 'Rough for Radio II' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

MORE INFORMATION HERE

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS:

SWEENEY AGONISTES by T.S. Eliot --- Secret location, St Andrews, April 2015

'Exquisite... a thrilling bombardment of poetic and theatrical genius' - The Saint

ROUGHS (FOR RADIO) by Samuel Beckett--- Secret Location, Cambridge, February-March 2014

* * * * Varsity * * * * The Tab9 / 10 TCS

REVIEWS

PRAISE FOR SWEENEY AGONISTES

'A theatre experience unlike any I had experienced in St Andrews... this unique experience should not be missed' THE STAND

'Incredible... daring... [Monkfish Theatre’s] production is not only praiseworthy for the risk taken in staging such a sensitive play, but it is also revolutionary in its own form.' THE TRIBE

'Exquisite... a thrilling bombardment of poetic and theatrical genius.' THE SAINT

'Refreshing... charismatic, engaging, and original' OWL EYES

The Tribe review: http://www.thetribeonline.com/2015/05/theatre-review-sweeney-agonistes/

PRAISE FOR ROUGHS (FOR RADIO)

'Gut-wrenchingly human... immensely effective'  VARSITY

'Wonderfully creepy... there's nothing quite like it' THE TAB

'Vivid and affecting' TCS

Varsity review: http://www.varsity.co.uk/reviews/6964

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"Dark" (Varsity)

"Dark" (The Times)

"Dark" (BBC Radio Cambridgeshire)

"Dark" (The Saint)

FUNDRAISING

Monkfish Theatre is currently crowdfunding to take Samuel Beckett's Roughs (For Radio) to this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We're an independent, amateur theatre company, and we need your help! If you would like to help make this exciting experience possible, please visit our GoFundMe page for more information, and for a full list of rewards for donors. Thank you.

Photography (c) Simon Halliday

SUPPORTERS

MONKFISH THEATRE'S PATRON IS EMILIE KNUDSEN

Friends of Monkfish Theatre:

Rachel Tookey, Andrew Shanks, Catriona Scott, Kilmeny Denny, Silvio Azzopardi, Miguel Azzopardi, Lottie Garton, Ed Martin, Terence Fane-Saunders and Simon Halliday.