Thomas Hopkins, Michael Quinn & Guy Chapman, Park Theatre and Hope Mill Theatre in association with Creative House Productions, Ruthie Henshall & Paul Schofield present the revival of
Directed by Scott Le Crass
Following a hugely successful online run, the award-winning revival of Martin Sherman’s Rose comes to the stage. Featuring an unmissable star-turn from Dame Maureen Lipman.
This powerful one-woman production is a moving reminder of some of the harrowing events that shaped the century and remains sadly relevant today with racial tensions and allegations of antisemitism continuing to dominate the news.
Blending the personal with the political, this sharply drawn portrait of a feisty Jewish woman traces Rose’s story from the devastation of Nazi-ruled Europe to conquering the American dream. Rose reflects on what it means to be a survivor. Her remarkable life began in a tiny Ukranian village, took her to Warsaw's ghettos and a ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona canyons, and salsa-flavoured nights in Miami beach.
Lipman is Rose - a woman shaped by her history. She offers an intimate and, at times, humorous account of the 20th century, and it’s complicated heritage. This thought-provoking production acts as a caution, highlighting the importance of unity in the face of adversity, and the need to recognise and empathise with the suffering of others.
'Haunting one-woman theatrical masterpiece' Daily Mail
'Sweep and grandeur… a tale as large as Doctor Zhivago… an amazing tribute to the resilience of the human spirit' The Spectator
'A mesmerising performance' The Jewish Chronicle
'This is what writing, acting and theatre are all about. Rose is unforgettable' Paul Vates, Frost Magazine
'Maureen Lipman is mesmerising' Reviews Hub
'Beautifully compelling but devastating story that everyone needs to hear' The Upcoming
'An emotional journey peppered with laughter' The Sun