Booking to 18 June 2023
Maureen Lipman returns to the stage in Rose
★★★★ “It’s a performance of a lifetime” – Daily Mail
Martin Sherman’s acclaimed play Rose comes to the West End starring Dame Maureen Lipman.
Following acclaimed runs at the Park Theatre and Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, Rose will play a limited run in London’s West End at the Ambassadors Theatre.
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.
Rose is playing at the Ambassadors Theatre in London from 23 May to 18 June 2023.
What's the story of Rose?
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.
Who is in the cast of Rose?
Dame Maureen Lipman is an acclaimed actress known for her numerous roles in theatre, film and television. She currently plays Evelyn Plummer in Coronation Street (Best Newcomer at the Inside Soap Award), with stage credits including Aunt Ella in Oklahoma!; See How They Run (Olivier Award-winning); Live and Kidding, My Mother Said I Never Should, Re:Joice, The Knowledge, Harvey, Daytona and A Little Night Music (Olivier Award-nominated).
Who are the creative team of Rose?
Rose is written by Martin Sherman. Dramatist and screenwriter Martin Sherman has two Tonys, two BAFTAs and two Oliviers (one of which is for Rose). His other work includes Bent, which explores the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust, Broadway musical The Boy From Oz, Messiah, A MadHouse in Goa, When She Danced, Some Sunny Day, and Gently Down The Stream at Park Theatre. His screenplays include Alive and Kicking and Mrs Henderson Presents.
The show is directed by Scott Le Crass, with design by David Shields, musical composition and sound design by Julian Star, and lighting design by Jane Lalljee.
Cast & Creatives Highlights
Reviews of Rose★★★★ "It's a performance of a lifetime" - Daily Mail (Ambassadors Theatre)
★★★★ "An astonishing masterclass in acting by Maureen Lipman" - The Observer (Ambassadors Theatre)
★★★★ "Maureen Lipman shows astonishing skill and stamina" - Telegraph (Ambassadors Theatre)
★★★★ "Maureen Lipman gives a phenomenal performance" - TimeOut (Ambassadors Theatre)
★★★★ "An extraordinary epic of Jewish history" - i News (Ambassadors Theatre)
★★★★ "A commanding performance by Maureen Lipman" - The Stage (Park Theatre)
★★★★ "Clever, entertaining, informative and enlightening" - Daily Express (Park Theatre)
★★★★★ "Lipman is astounding" - What's On Stage (Park Theatre)
★★★★ "A devastating tour de force by Maureen Lipman" - Islington Gazette (Park Theatre)
★★★★★ "Maureen Lipman is mesmerising" - Attitude (Park Theatre)
More Rose Reviews - Park Theatre London
Matinees: Thursday, Sunday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationAmbassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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