A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG, The Trio and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston, May-July 2013


Rose Theatre Kingston has announced its upcoming shows and events for May-July 2013. Details below!

Rose Theatre is located at 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL. Box Office: 08444 821 556 (bkg fee). For tickets and more information, go to www.rosetheatrekingston.org (bkg fee).

A Rose Theatre Kingston and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Production
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
By Peter Nichols, Directed by Stephen Unwin.

Cast includes Ralf Little as Bri. Bri is a school teacher. His wife, Sheila, loves amateur dramatics. But their daughter Josephine is more than they bargained for and life is getting difficult...

This fast-paced black comedy blazes with the love and pain, the anger and strain of a young couple raising a disabled child. Highly theatrical, frequently heart wrenching and often very funny, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1967) is one of the great plays of the modern British theatre.

Tue 30 Apr - Sat 18 May
7.30pm, 2.30pm Thurs & Sat mat
£8.00 - £28.50

Andy Parsons

Andy started in TV on Spitting Image becoming one of the main writers before embarking on a stand-up career which has led to such shows as Mock The Week and Live at the Apollo. This, his fourth show, is his favourite yet - come and get your dopamine fix. Andy Parsons - coming near to a theatre near you - and then throwing his satnav out the window and phoning for directions.

Sun 5 May
£10.00 to £15.00

Jazz First Tuesdays
The Kingston University Big Band

Kingston University presents a free lunchtime jazz concert in the Rose's Culture Café. The Kingston University Big Band is led by well-known trumpeter Andy Gibson, who has also performed with Shirley Bassey, Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, the Three Degrees, Suzi Quattro and Donna Summer, to name but a few.

Tue 7 May

Variety Cafe
The Mariska Barnett Trio

Kingston University presents a free lunchtime jazz concert in the Rose's Culture Café. Born in Australia, Mariska began singing jazz and pop as a teenager with local bands before relocating to London in her early twenties.

Wed 8 May

Loving Linda

The fifth concert in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer in memory of comedian Linda Smith features a superb comedy line-up including Phill Jupitus, Andy Hamilton, Stewart Lee, Barry Cryer, Ronnie Golden, Jenny Eclair and Jo Caulfield. With music from Carol Grimes & Dorian Ford.

Sun 12 May

Jazz First Tuesdays
Giuseppe Lupis

His piano works have been broadcast by Sky Classica TV and others and performed at major venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver and the Opera House in Copenhagen. A former pupil of Aldo Ciccolini, his music has been acclaimed as "wonderfully imaginative, lively and humorous" (Duo Sweet, Brussels, September 2012)

Tue 14 May

Honor Blackman as Herself

In conversation with Director Richard Digby Day, Honor Blackman will look back over her astonishing life, from her beginnings, her family, and her rise to stardom with her usual sense of humour and perspective. She will also be singing a few of her favourite songs.

Sun 19 May
£12.00 to £18.00

The Big Chris Barber Band

With his 10-piece band, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music - from his roots in New Orleans style in Bourbon Street Parade to the early music of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet, and beyond. Enjoy numbers such as Petite Fleur, South Rampart St Parade ... and probably back to When the Saints!

Wed 22 May
£14.00 to £20.00

Georgie Fame

Georgie has recorded twenty albums and fourteen hit singles, including the Number 1's: Yeh Yeh, Getaway and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde. Add to this a long list of collaborations with some of music's most famous names: Muddy Waters, Gene Vincent, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison, amongst many others, and in Georgie Fame you have bona fide Musical Legend!

Fri 24 May
£14.00 to £19.00

The Showstoppers

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning production. Audience suggestions spontaneously become an all-singing, all-dancing show on the spot, with unpredictable and hilarious results.

Sat 25 May
£12.00 to £15.00

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra makes a triumphant return to the Rose this spring with a delectable programme of classical masterpieces.

Sun 26 May
£12 - £32

We'll Meet Again

Your host Mervyn Francis and the fabulous Martyn St James band present an afternoon of comedy, song and a recollection of the days when music was music.

Wed 29 May & Thu 30 May
£8 to £15

Best of British

Starring TV and radio comedy star Freddie 'Parrot Face' Davies and featuring international illusionists Van Buren & Allyson. Best of British is a superb evening of variety and music hall

Fri 31 May & Sat 1 Jun
Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7pm
£8 to £15


Take the Space, the company who brought you Hanging Hooke, now present Stella. This is a story of Time and Space: two women astronomers, Jessica Bell from the twenty first century and Caroline Herschel from the eighteenth look up at the same night sky and find themselves colliding in their search for understanding.

Tue 4 Jun
£8 - £12

Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion

They once voted Ginger Baker as 'the musician least likely to survive the 60s'. Now, four and a bit decades later, Ginger proved them all wrong, returned to the UK and formed a formidable quartet with funk and jazz giant Pee Wee Ellis, tenor sax, Alec Dankworth, bass, and Abass Dodoo, percussion.

Wed 5 Jun
£15 - £17.50

Song for Stevie

An eclectic evening mix of live indie, rock and popular music, poetry readings by the great and the good of the literary world, plus dance and musical theatre numbers. All proceeds will go to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) a charity that supports both the bereaved and those affected by conditions that can cause young sudden cardiac death as well as funding research, cardiac screening, and offering fast track specialist services.

Thu 6 Jun
£8 - £15

Spot's Birthday Party

It's the Birthday of everyone's favourite puppy! All Spot's friends will be here; Steve the Monkey, Helen the Hippo and Tom the Crocodile plus Spot's mum and dad, Sally and Sam. Special guest Marco the Rabbit Magician will be there too, ensuring there's never a dull moment. Age 2 upward

Fri 7 Jun to Sun 9 Jun
Fri 1.30pm, Sat 10.30am, 1.30pm, Sun 10.30am, 1.30pm
£10 - £12

Ockham's Razor
Not Until We Are Lost

Not Until We Are Lost brings the audience into the heart of the action. The performance is viewed in new, innovative ways from within a unique set, featuring originally designed aerial structures. The images unfold above and around the audience as they journey through the narrative.

Thu 13 Jun to Sun 16 Jun
Thu 2.30pm, 7.30pm, Fri 6pm, 9pm, Sat 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 3pm


BalletBoyz have led the way in dance for more than a decade, thrilling audiences the world over with our award-winning dance shows on stage and television.

Sat 22 Jun
£8 - £30


Oysterband make modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Since 1978 they've toured in 35 countries - festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails, you name it - and have made 13 studio albums, collecting five BBC Folk Awards along the way.

Wed 26 Jun
£14 - £18

Scamp Theatre
Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Under the sea, out on The Farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from their best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. For ages 3 and up

Thu 27 Jun
1.30pm, 4pm
£8 - £12

JazzLiveDance July

Featuring The Heads and Feet House Band with Tim Whitehead on Sax, Winston Clifford on drums, Neville Malcolm on bass and Jonathan Gee on piano. This event is in the Rose's Culture Cafe

Fri 5 Jul

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are in constant demand throughout the world for concert appearances.

Sun 7 Jul
£12 to £22

Aliens Love Underpants

This zany, hilarious tale based on the best-selling children's book is delightfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) This fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family. For ages 2 and up.

Thu 1 Aug - Sun 4 Aug
Thu 1.30pm, 4pm, Fri 11am, 1.30pm, Sat 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm, Sun 11am, 2pm
£10.00 to £12.00

Rose Plus Choir: The Seasons

Rose Plus Choir, accompanied by West End professionals, perform a full concert learned and rehearsed in just one day.

Sun 25 Aug

Youth Music Theatre
Great Expectations

A classic coming-of-age tale of crime, social class and ambition, written by one of the greatest 19th century novelists, Charles Dickens. Now adapted as an imaginative musical with lots of humour in which we see Victorian society through the eyes of Pip, our hero.

Thu 29 Aug to Sun 1 Sep
Thu 7.30pm, Fri 2.30pm, 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm, 7.30pm, Sun 3pm
£8.00 to £25.00

The Trio

Lesley Garrett and Emma Johnson supported by pianist Andrew West. In their new venture together, supported by the pianist Andrew West, they focus on melody: the natural melody of folk song and of great composers like Schubert and Handel, Gershwin and Puccini, that are so deeply satisfying, that nourish the soul and that stay in your mind for ever.

Sun 10 Nov
£12 - £32

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