As with all shows produced by The Rose Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest takes a familiar favourite by Oscar Wilde and makes it even better. While using all the original language, the play feels incredibly similar to the comedy commonly seen in sitcoms.
A Monster Calls, which is based on the book of the same name, is an absolutely wonderful play about a boy as he struggles to come to terms with his beliefs about his mother, who is in the late stages of cancer.
Having been appointed Rose Theatre’s artistic director in January 2020, Christopher Haydon was prevented from announcing his inaugural season until now due to Covid-19. With an emphasis on the female voice, the season will include five Rose Original productions – including two world premieres and a new version of an epic Brechtian masterpiece.
Following the success of the run in August at the Minack Open Air Theatre in Cornwall, Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh has announced that the acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita is coming back from 28 October 2020.
Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the appointment of Christopher Haydon as artistic director – the new creative lead for the company. Haydon takes up his role effective as of 1 January 2020.
Forthcoming touring show Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is appealing for the return of its most vital prop after it was left on a commuter train by the lead actor.
“Top performances”, “Beautiful work”, “Brilliant revival” – audiences have been taking to Twitter to share their love of the Rose Theatre Kingston and Theatre Royal Bath revival of Stones in his Pockets. Find out what they’ve been saying – including our thoughts too! – the book your tickets swiftly as there are only a handful of performances left!
Two actors, a handful of costume changes, a rural backdrop and a massive trunk – that’s what you need to stage a fantastic production of Stones in his Pockets, certainly if these brilliant production shots are anything to go by. Take a look, then book your tickets!
How do two actors play all the characters in award-winning comedy Stones in his Pockets? With a lot of hand-waving and gesticulation if these pictures from the show’s rehearsal room are anything to go by!
Marie Jones’ award-winning tale of Hollywood coming to Ireland, Stones in his Pockets, will receive a brand new production at the Rose Theatre Kingston this spring. The show, directed by Lindsay Posner, runs from 28 February to 9 March 2019 at the west London venue before heading off on a UK tour.
Hogarth’s Progress consists of two plays by Nick Dear: The Art of Success, 30 years old, and a new companion piece, The Taste of the Town, set 30 years later. Both tell the story of William Hogarth, artist and satirist, his wife Jane and a fluctuating cast of friends and enemies.
Hogarth’s Progress is an ambitious production that, although not entirely flawless, alternates moments of great fun with thought-provoking, timeless questions on the arts, life and politics, and effortlessly captivates the audience.
The oft-misquoted George Santayana once said “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” and taking a glance at Nick Dear’s Hogarth’s Progress, you can’t help but feel it is most apposite for the folks at the Rose Theatre Kingston.
The first major stage production of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, based on the best-selling novel by Louis de Bernières will tour the UK in 2019, 25 years after the book was first published.
Keith Allen and Bryan Dick will star as William Hogarth, older and younger, in the double bill of Nick Dear’s Hogarth’s Progress at Rose Theatre, Kingston. Full casting is now announced.
Rose Theatre Kingston has announced the full cast for Nick Dear’s double-bill Hogarth’s Progress. Anthony Banks directs Bryan Dick as the younger William Hogarth in the first major UK revival of Dear’s The Art of Success, and Keith Allen as the older William Hogarth in the world première of The Taste of the Town.
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain is thinly plotted and shows that, despite having two accomplished, leading actors in Robert Powell and Liza Goddard, it is time to permanently retire the nation’s favourite, once great, consulting detective.
If an elderly relative in enormous physical pain begged you to help them to die, would you? Would you ever ask the same of someone else? What is a ‘decent death’? Should we all have the right to one? Or, put another way, should euthanasia be legalised in the UK?
Curtains has a play-of-the-day feel to it as it seeks to deal with its big issue – euthanasia – and, in some ways, achieves a measure of success.
Rose Theatre Kingston announces the centrepiece of their ten-year anniversary: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, starring Mel Giedroyc as Beatrice and directed by Simon Dormandy in a limited season from 13 April to 6 May 2018.
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