Rose Theatre Kingston Announces New Season
Date: 14 February 2009
The Rose Theatre, Kingston has announced its Winter/Spring 2009 season which will include productions from a wide range of genres - from Shakespearian classics to stand-up comedy and original Rose debuts. This theatrical melange features performances by touring theatre groups, dance companies and travelling comedians, as well as pieces catered to a younger crowd.
Rose’s new season kicks off with Nicki Frei’s adaptation of Where There’s a Will (4 – 14 February). This show reunites director Peter Hall with the English Touring Theatre, whose first Rose collaboration - Uncle Vanya - appeared in 2008. Where There’s a Will is a classic display of French farce, focusing a sly eye on the competing forces of marriage and infidelity.
Who better to continue with tales of complicated love and messy marriages than Shakespeare, whose The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (17 – 21 February) continue the season. Internationally renowned all-male theatre company Propeller bring these two classics to the Rose under the direction of Edward Hall.
British and Australian talents combine in Stephen Jeffrey’s The Convict’s Opera (17 – 28 March). Aboard a ship to Australia, London’s detained underground criminals face a punishment perhaps worse than imprisonment, as they engage in cross-dressing and musical medleys to entertain their guards.
Shakespeare again graces the Rose stage for Northern Broadsides’s rendition of Othello (21 – 25 April) starring Lenny Henry and Conrad Nelson and directed by Barrie Rutter. As May rolls in, so does Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy (7 – 30 May), Rose’s third home-grown production. Stephen Unwin - founder of the English Touring Theatre - directs the drama, based on a true legal case.
Winslow tells of a father’s attempt to outwit the naval establishment and clear his son’s name. The Kingston venue will also play host to the National Theatre’s New Connections (5 -11 April), a programme joining together thousands of young people as they put on twelve plays based on the common theme of new friendships. The Rose aims to afford the under-26 crowd free tickets as part of the Art Council of England's A Night Less Ordinary scheme.
- by Katie Blemler
|O6BtOm trzjtddcjiso, [url=http://dolrikhwodtt.com/]dolrikhwodtt[/url], [link=http://dhbipnngmhaq.com/]dhbipnngmhaq[/link], http://lyxovqlykvok.com/ - xudgrpko||10 Mar 09|
Subscribe to our free newsletter
Featured Editor's Picks
|X Factor musical titled I Can't Sing!, opens Palladium March 2014 |
The forthcoming X Factor musical will be called I Can't Sing! The Musical and will premiere at the L...
First things first, it's great to see the Southwark Playhouse open again. Set halfway down New...
|Clint Eastwood on board to direct Jersey Boys film?|
Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has reportedly been signed up to direct the film version of Jersey B...
|Michael Coveney: Big Apple bites and Manhattan memories|
You should always do new things in familiar cities. Over the past few days in New York, I walked a...
|Donmar stages Nick Payne premiere, Wesker's Roots & Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus |
The Donmar Warehouse has announced its new season, which features the premiere of Nick Payne's new p...
|Podcast: Kendal & co in Relatively Speaking Q&A|
Last night (21 May 2013), 140 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers attended Relatively Speaking at the West...
|1st Night Photos: Kimberley Walsh & Denise Van Outen toast Tointon in Relatively Speaking|
Strictly Come Dancing stars Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Artem Chigvintsev toasted former S...
|ATG acquires Broadway's largest theatre The Foxwoods, home of Spider-Man|
In another significant step for transatlantic theatre relations, the UK’s biggest theatre ...
|Video: Sheila Hancock shows wild side in Barking in Essex trailer|
As this new trailer reveals, Sheila Hancock has had a dramatic TOWIE-style makeover for her forthcom...
| Review Round-up: Critics convinced by Relatively Speaking?|
Lindsay Posner's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking opened at the Wyndham's Theatre las...