coastlands by theatre in the rough


Producer / Director / Dramaturg

in 2015, Theatre in the Rough commissioned six unique audio documentaries that tell diverse tales of the Sefton coast. They were created by young people from across Greater Merseyside.

Inspired by the Danish and German genre of Radiomontage, these combine documentary with original and subjective creative writing, soundscapes and editing techniques. It is a great opportunity for audiences to hear work in a genre virtually unknown in the UK.

Partners included Merseyrail, Sefton MBC, Liverpool John Moores University and Ainsdale National Nature Reserve.

As well as having been released online in weekly instalments — from 19 October onwards — the documentaries also toured as an installation to Southport, Lydiate. and Waterloo.

Supported by Arts Council England and The Hemby Trust.

Project Info


Produced by:
Theatre in the Rough Festival

Directed by:
Chris Fittock

Original Music and Sound Design by:
Christopher Johns

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