The Rose Announces Upcoming Shows, Begins With OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD

‚Äč

The-Rose-Theater-Announced-Feb--May-Productions-Including-THE-LADY-FROM-THE-SEA-Feb23-March-17-20010101

The Rose Theatre announces their upcoming productions, kicking off with: 

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD

Mon 30 Jan – Sat 4 Feb with Matinee and Evening performances.

Australia. 1788. A British ship arrives with a cargo of soldiers and convicts transported abroad for their country’s good. As the soldiers struggle to impose order on the outcasts of the old society, a benevolent governor seizes on the notion of a play. In the shadow of the gallows and the gum tree, the convicts gather under the direction of 2nd Lieutenant RalpH Clarke and rehearsals begin for The Recruiting Officer.

Based on real events, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Olivier award-winning modern classic is an inspiring tale of the transforming power of theatre. With a cast that includes Aden Gilet and Philip Witchurch.

All tickets are £8 - £25 For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/our-countrys-good (bkg fee).

Rose Plus Choir: My Happy Valentine

Sun 5 Feb at 7.30pm.

Rose Plus Choir's end of day concert. Up to 100 people have had a day to rehearse and perform a full public concert.

They don’t need to be able to read music or have singing experience, but they do need enthusiasm and stamina. It’s a challenging, exhausting day for the participants, but this concert will be something you never forget!

All tickets are £4 - £7. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-plus/my-happy-valentine (bkg fee).

DNA

Mon 6 Feb – Wed 8 Feb at 7pm on Mon & Tues, 7pm & 1.30pm on Wed.

DNA is written by Dennis Kelly, directed by Anthony Banks, and the cast includes James Alexandrou (EastEnders).

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up.

But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? First performed at The National Theatre in 2007, this startling new play is fast becoming a contemporary classic with young audiences.

All Tickets are £8 -£16. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/dna (bkg fee).

LOL (LOTS OF LOVE)

Fri 10 Feb at 7.30pm.

In an age of electronic communication this timely, critically-acclaimed production puts its six dancers on a quest for romance. Against a video wall of dozens of screen-gazing individuals, Protein’s cyber souls stylishly nail the language of life online.

Protein won the Best Independent Company Award at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards in London and was nominated for four arts industry awards in 2011 including Outstanding Achievement in Dance.

Recommended for ages 14 yrs +

All Tickets are £8 -£12. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/lol-lots-love (bkg fee).

Jeremy Hardy

Sat 11 Feb at 7.30pm.

Jeremy is perhaps best remembered as a much younger man, but there is nothing he can do about that now. Still alive, and able to speak unaided for lengthy periods, this show will be not so much a one-man show as an under-staffed cavalcade.

Jeremy Hardy became a stand-up comedian in January 1984.

His BBC Radio 4 work includes Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clueand You’ll Have Had Your Tea. He has also done various bits of television, most notably, Now Something Else with Rory Bremner, Saturday Live, Blackadder Goes Forth, Loose Talk, Jack and Jeremy’s Real Lives with Jack Dee and If I Ruled the World with Graeme Garden and Clive Anderson.

All Tickets are £8 - £14. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/jeremy-hardy (bkg fee).

THE GRUFFALO

Wed 15 Feb - Sun 18 Feb at 1.30pm & 4.30pm on Wed, 11am & 2pm on Thurs & Fri, 11am & 2pm & 4.30pm on Sat.

Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep dark wood . . .

Meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party-mad Snake! Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined?

All Tickets are £10 - £11. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/gruffalo (bkg fee).

THE LADY FROM THE SEA

Thu 23 Feb - Sat 17 Mar with Matinee & evening performances. Please see the website for individual dates and performance times.

Touch Tour: Tues 13 March 6pm, Sat 17 1pm
Audio Described: Tues 13 March 7.30pm, Sat 17 March 2.30pm
Stage Text: Wed 14 March
Signed: Fri 16 March 7.30pm

The Lady From the Sea is written by Henrik Ibsen and directed by Stephen Unwin.

Ellida is married to Dr Wangel and lives with him and his two daughters. But she feels claustrophobic and restless. Ten years ago, she promised herself to another man. On a late summer’s day he comes to claim her.

Seats selling fast so early booking is advised. Golden Globe winner Joely Richardson, star of US TVs Nip/Tuck and The Tudors plays Ellida. Her recent stage appearance in Side Effects in New York won resounding plaudits. Joely’s recent film releases include Anonymous in which she co-starred with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave; Girl with the Dragon Tattoowith Daniel Craig; Red Lights with Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver and Thanks for Sharing with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins.

This major revival is directed by Stephen Unwin, widely hailed for his five productions of Ibsen, including an award-winning Hedda Gabler at the Donmar. Set design is by Simon Higlett, costume design by Mark Bouman and music byCorin Buckeridge.

This is a new translation by Stephen Unwin.

All Tickets are £8 -£42. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-productions/lady-sea (bkg fee).

TIME TO TALK with Michael Pennington

Thu 1 Mar at 5.30pm.

Time to Talk gives you the opportunity to question your favourite actors/writers/directors and hear all abut their careers in an informal, friendly setting.

Actor, director and writer, Michael Pennington talks to Stephen Unwin about his remarkable career in classical theatre, as well as his new book on Shakespeare.

Tickets are £5 (£3 for concessions). For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-plus/time-talk-michael-pennington (bkg fee).

Pretty Ugly

Wed 7 Mar at 3pm.

Katie was 15 years old when she made a New Year's Resolution - to lose weight. The following years of anorexia, hospitalisation, recovery and relapse are all recounted candidly in her book, which inspired playwright, Geoff Lawson to write the play for Powerhouse Theatre Company.

Tickets are £5.50. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-plus/time-talk-michael-pennington (bkg fee).

LOVING LINDA

Sun 11 Mar at 7pm.

Featuring stand up comedy from the following superb comedians: Andy Hamilton (Old Harry’s Game, QI), Shappi Khorsandi (Shappi Talk), Mark Steel (Mark Steel’s In Town), Robin Ince (Infinite Monkey Cage) and Susan Calman (News Quiz). With live music from Sarah Jane Morris (The Communards).

All Tickets are £30. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/loving-linda (bkg fee).

TIME TO TALK with Joely Richardson

Mon 12 Mar at 5:30pm.

Time to Talk gives you the opportunity to question your favourite actors/writers/directors and hear all abut their careers in an informal, friendly setting.

Stephen Unwin chats with the award-winning film and television actress about her impressive career, and her return to the London stage as the leading lady in Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea.

Tickets are £5 (£3 for concessions). For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-plus/time-talk-joely-richardson (bkg fee).

FASCINATING AIDA

Sun 18 Mar at 7.30pm.

Three times Olivier-award nominated and now a global internet sensation, Fascinating Aïda are still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio.

This brand new show will include several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites including Cheap Flights (7 million plus hits on YouTube) as well as The Dogging Song, a fond homage to the joys of al fresco sex.

All Tickets are £15 - £19.50. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/fascinating-a%C3%AFda (bkg fee).

THE WINTER'S TALE & HENRY V

Tue 20 - Sat 24 Mar.

The Winter's Tale performs at 7.30pm on Tue 20, Thurs 22, Fri 23 and 2pm on Sat 24.

Henry V performs at 7.30pm on Wed 21, Sat 24 and 2pm on Thurs 22.

Propeller is an all-male Shakespeare company which seeks to find a more engaging way of expressing Shakespeare and to more completely explore the relationship between text and performance.

Mixing a rigorous approach to the text with a modern physical aesthetic, they have been influenced by mask work, animation and classic and modern film and music from all ages. Productions are directed by Edward Hall, designed by Michael Pavelka with Lighting designed by Ben Ormerod

All Tickets are £8 - £25. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/winters-tale (bkg fee) or http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/henry-v (bkg fee).

RICH HALL

Sun 25 Mar at 7.30pm.

Rich Hall’s renowned grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and king of rapid-fire wit.

Fans can see the comic genius from Montana discuss a variety of topics all delivered in his own hilarious unique way. Rich has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on Stand Up For The Week, QI, Live At The Apollo, Comedy Gala Live At The O2, Have I Got News For You, Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive, Rich Hall’s Gone Fishing, Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

All Tickets are £8 - £15. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/rich-hall (bkg fee).

COMEDY STORE

Saturday 31 March at 7.30pm.

The Comedy Store continue their monthly residency presenting the best stand-up from around the globe on your doorstep.

Performers include MC Andre Vincent, John Moloney, Otiz Cannelloni, Adam Bloom, and Michael Smiley.

Tickets are £10-12 (£14 on the door). For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/comedy-store-march (bkg fee).

Kingston & Sutton Concert Band Showcase

Sun 1 Apr at 6pm.

Kingston and Sutton Music Services are joining together in an exciting concert showcasing their six Concert Bands.

All Tickets are £5 - £8. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/kingston-sutton-concert-band-showcase (bkg fee).

THE CRUCIBLE

Fri 6 & Sat 7 Apr at 7.30pm on Fri 6 & Sat 7 and 2pm on Sat 7.

Parallels between Salem’s infamous witch-hunt and 1950s McCarthyism have been studied in schools across the world.

But the play resonates just as strongly today, in our post-9/11 society of religious fanaticism and fear. Miller’s tale is one about the dignity of The Common man, set against a backdrop of mindless persecution. This is a thriller, courtroom drama and tender love-story, with humanity and redemption at its heart.

Rose Youth Theatre and Rose Plus Players combine forces to present a sumptuous and exciting version of this classic masterpiece.

All Tickets are £5 - £10. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-plus/crucible (bkg fee).

HERE

Thu 19 Apr - Sat 12 May.

Rarely seen on stage, Here is a touching and brilliant razor-sharp comedy about a young couple facing the challenge of organising their new apartment and their new relationship.

Tickets are Friend’s booking only until 1 Feb. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-productions/here (bkg fee).

COMEDY STORE

Saturday 29 April at 7.30pm.

The Comedy Store continue their monthly residency presenting the best stand-up from around the globe on your doorstep.

Performers include MC Dave Johns, Mitch Benn, Nathan Canton, Markus Birdman, and Jarred Christmas.

Tickets are £10-12 (£14 on the door). For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/comedy-store-april (bkg fee).

TIME TO TALK with Michael Frayn

Tue 1 May at 5:30pm.

Time to Talk gives you the opportunity to question your favourite actors/writers/directors and hear all abut their careers in an informal, friendly setting.

Playwright and novelist, Michael Frayn talks to Stephen Unwin about his career in both drama and prose fiction.

Tickets are £5 (£3 for concessions). For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-plus/time-talk-michael-frayn (bkg fee).

TIME TO TALK with Jo Brand

Wed 9 May at 5:30pm.

Time to Talk gives you the opportunity to question your favourite actors/writers/directors and hear all abut their careers in an informal, friendly setting.

Since leaving her job as a psychiatric nurse in 1987, Jo has built a large following across the UK resulting in a nomination for the Perrier Award in 1992. Jo Brand is the star and writer of Getting On, the BBC’s BAFTA award winning series, Jo Brand’s Hot Potatoes (BBC1) and the award-winning Through the Cakehole (Channel 4).

Tickets are £5 (£3 for concessions). For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-plus/time-talk-jo-brand (bkg fee).

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Sun 20 May at 7.30pm.

Acclaimed British clarinettist Sarah Williamson takes centre stage to perform Mozart’s ethereal and beautiful Clarinet Concerto. This magnificent concerto is framed by two equally well-loved works: Mendelssohn’s sunny Italian Symphony and Beethoven’s masterful Symphony No.4. A concert not to be missed.

Tickets are £12 - £32. For tickets call the Box Office at 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/royal-philharmonic-orchestra (bkg fee).

The Rose Theatre is located at 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL, UK. For more information visit http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/.

More UK Regional! More...


Comment & Share


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts
 

Message Board

Memphis day seats 1 Posts
Imelda Staunton Gypsy 21 Posts

BWW BLOGS