Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season.
As announced earlier today, the programme includes: Laurence Fox starring in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s modern classic The Real Thing (2-14 October 2017), produced with Theatre Royal Bath and Cambridge Arts Theatre, the first Stoppard to be staged at the Rose; and Phil Daniels as the titular roles in David Edgar’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s thriller Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (4-17 February 2018), a co-production with Touring Consortium Theatre Company.
Lindsay Posner makes his Rose Theatre Kingston directing debut with a production of Stephen Bill’s award-winning play Curtains (22 February-17 March 2018) and there is a renewed collaboration with English Touring Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton on Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living (7-18 November 2017), following their award-winning production of The Herbal Bed in 2016.
Joining the previously announced Christmas production of Alice in Winterland (7 December 2017-7 January 2018) are two further family shows – David Wood’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine running over Easter (27 March-8 April 2018), co-produced with Curve following the success of The Twits earlier this year and The Witches in 2016, and Miranda Larson’s adaptation of Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright’s The Night Pirates (6-17 September 2017), a co-production with Nick Brooke Ltd.
The Rose’s Chief Executive Robert O’Dowd said today:
“We are delighted to be presenting another hugely exciting season here at the Rose. In line with our strategy to present a varied and engaging mix of drama and family shows supported by comedy and music, this year we are collaborating with some of the most brilliant and gifted talent around, from Olivier Award-winning director Lindsay Posner to celebrated actors Laurence Fox and Phil Daniels. In the last couple of years the Rose has brought not just world class drama but a new energy to Kingston and we continue our mission to become a vibrant cultural hub for South West London and beyond.”
The programme of visiting shows also features a range of family productions including an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, following a summer West End run, and Jules Verne’s classic Around the World in 80 Days. There are returning visits to the Rose from celebrated pianist Lucy Parham and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with further musical performances from acts including Ronnie Scott’s All Stars and one offs including Sir Michael Parkinson in conversation.