Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS

Rose Theatre Productions presents Donkeys' Years by Michael Frayn between the 6 and 22 February 2014. This sparkling revival is directed by Lisa Spirling, making a return to the Rose following her acclaimed production of Michael Frayn's Here in 2012. There will be a talk with Michael Frayn and Lisa Spirling at 5.30pm in the auditorium on Thursday 13 February. Scroll down for some photos from the production!

The full cast of Donkeys' Years includes: Keith Barron as 'Birkett', Simon Coates as 'Tate', Jason Durr as 'Quine', James Dutton as 'Taylor', Jamie Glover as 'Headingley', John Hodgkinson as 'Sainsbury', Ian Hughes as 'Snell', Jemma Redgrave as 'Lady Driver' and Nicholas Rowe as 'Buckle'.

The perfect summer's day, and at one of the older universities solidly successful middle-aged men are getting into their dinner-jackets for a reunion dinner. No women, of course, because in the far-off days of their youth even the passing glimpse of a woman in college was an event to remember. But everyone's coming! Even Roddy Moore, their elusive hero. As the moon rises and the wine goes down, middle-aged men become young again, with only too predictable results. And, in the midst of the battlefield, hidden in Roddy Moore's old rooms waiting for a quiet word with her lost love, that very woman they all once glimpsed and never forgot...

Michael Frayn (Playwright) is a multi-award winning playwright and novelist, best known for plays including Noises Off, Democracy and Copenhagen. His critically successful novels include Towards The End Of The Morning, Headlong and Spies, which won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction.

Lisa Spirling (Director) most recently directed Fault Lines and I Know How I Feel About Eve at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs. Her other theatre directorial credits include Here (Rose Theatre Kingston), Idiots of Ants (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Hundreds & Thousands (Soho Theatre) and Boeing Boeing (Alley Theatre, Texas). Spirling is also co-founder of Buckle for Dust Theatre Company and is an affiliate artist at Theatre503.

Curtain times are Monday - Saturday 7.30pm and Thursday & Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. There will be a signed performance Friday 14 February at 7.30pm. Tickets are £19 - £28.50, and pit cushions £5 (bkg fee may apply). Thursday Matinee Tickets are £13 - £20, and pit cushions £5 (bkg fee may apply). For more information on Donkeys' Years and to book tickets visit www.rosetheatrekingston.org or calll the box office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) Monday - Saturday 10am - 8pm (6pm non-performance days) and Sunday - one hour before the show.

Photo Credit: Alastair Muir

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Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Simon Coates (Tate), James Dutton (Taylor), Nicholas Rowe (Buckle), John Hodgkinson (Sainsbury), and Jamie Glover (Headingly)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Simon Coates (Tate)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Nicholas Rowe (Buckle), Simon Coates (Tate), and Jamie Glover (Headingly)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Nicholas Rowe (Buckle) and Jamie Glover (Headingly)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Keith Barron (Birkett)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
John Hodgkinson (Sainsbury), Simon Coates (Tate), Ian Hughes (Snell), Jason Durr (Quine), and James Dutton (Taylor)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
John Hodgkinson (Sainsbury) and Jason Durr (Quine)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
John Hodgkinson (Sainsbury)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
John Hodgkinson (Sainsbury), Keith Barron (Birkett) and Simon Coates (Tate)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jemma Redgrave (Lady Driver), Simon Coates (Tate), Nicholas Rowe (Buckle), and Jamie Glover (Headingly)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jemma Redgrave (Lady Driver) and Jamie Glover (Headingly)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jemma Redgrave (Lady Driver) and Jamie Glover (Headingly)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jemma Redgrave (Lady Driver)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jason Durr (Quine), John Hodgkinson (Sainsbury), Nicholas Rowe (Buckle), Jamie Glover (Headingly), and Simon Coates (Tate)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jason Durr (Quine) and Jamie Glover (Headingly)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jason Durr (Quine), James Dutton (Taylor), Jamie Glover (Headingly), Ian Hughes (Snell) and John Hodgkinson (Sainsbury)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jason Durr (Quine)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jamie Glover (Headingly) and Jemma Redgrave (Lady Driver)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jamie Glover (Headingly), Jason Durr (Quine), James Dutton (Taylor), John Hodgkinson (Sainsbury), and Simon Coates (Tate)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Jamie Glover (Headingly)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
James Dutton (Taylor), Jamie Glover (Headingly), Simon Coates (Tate), Jason Durr (Quine), and Nicholas Rowe (Buckle)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
James Dutton (Taylor) and Jamie Glover (Headingly)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
Ian Hughes (Snell)

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