FALLEN ANGELS, TRANSLATIONS & More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's January - May 2014 Season
Rose Theatre Kingston announces January - May 2014 Season
- Lisa Spirling will direct Michael Frayn's Donkeys' Years
- Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather will be transformed for the Rose stage in a brand new adaptation by Emma Reeves
- Rose Productions presents Brian Friel's Translations
- This season the Rose co-produces with Sheffield Theatres, English Touring Theatre and Kenny Wax
- The Rose continues to host work from some of the country's best theatre companies including Propeller, Tall Stories and RSC presented by Theatre Royal Bath & Birmingham Rep
- The season will also include a variety of one night events including music, opera, comedy and drama
Today the Rose Theatre Kingston announced its 2014 Season. 2014 will see the theatre continue to produce Rose Productions as well as embarking on new and exciting partnerships, sharing skills and resources with other theatre companies and venues to create top quality theatre. Visiting companies including Propeller and the Royal Shakespeare Company, touring family productions and one night events complete the season.
Robert O'Dowd, Chief Executive of Rose Theatre Kingston, commented 'For the past six years the Rose has been committed to bringing world class theatre to Kingston. In 2014 we will continue to produce our own work and develop exciting new partnerships with other theatres and production companies. We also look forward to welcoming an exciting mix of theatre companies to the Rose stage for the first time, as well as seeing the return of ever popular companies, Propeller and Tall Stories.'
Then, the Rose Theatre Kingston presents Michael Frayn's hilarious farce Donkeys' Years (6 - 22 Feb). Lisa Spirling will direct, following the success of her production of Michael Frayn's Here at the Rose in 2012.
Following Donkeys' Years, former Artistic Director, Stephen Unwin will return to the Rose to direct Moon Tiger (24 Feb - 1 Mar), a Theatre Royal Bath production. Moon Tiger will star Jane Asher, who was previously directed by Stephen Unwin in The Importance of Being Earnest and Farewell to the Theatre at Rose Theatre Kingston.
Next, Edward Hall's all-male company, Propeller return to the Rose after the successful run of Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew in 2013. Propeller will present two of Shakespeare's best comedies in rep over a five day run: the enchanting A Midsummer Night's Dream and farcical The Comedy of Errors (11 - 15 Mar).
After Propeller, the RSC presents Mark Ravenhill's translation of Bertolt Brecht's The Life of Galileo (24 - 29 Mar) which is followed by a Rose Theatre Kingston, English Touring Theatre and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Brian Friel's Translations (22 Apr - 3 May). Translations began its run at Sheffield Theatres as part of a season dedicated to the work of Brian Friel.
The Rose continues its commitment to programming work for younger audiences throughout 2014. In March, Philippa Pearce's masterpiece Tom's Midnight Garden (4 - 8 March) will be adapted for the stage by multi award-winning playwright David Wood (Goodnight Mr Tom). Then, Rose Theatre Kingston in co-production with Kenny Wax Productions and William Archer in association with Novel Theatre bring Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather to life on the Rose stage. Finally, Tall Stories return to the Rose with the stage show of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo (27 May - 1 June).