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Maureen Lipman returns to the stage in Rose

Martin Sherman’s acclaimed play Rose comes to the Park Theatre this Winter starring Dame Maureen Lipman.

Originally premiering online and broadcast on Sky Arts the show will transfer from Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre this September.

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 runs from 13 September 2022 until 15 October 2022 at the Park Theatre, London.

What is Rose about?

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.

More about Maureen Lipman

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 other credits including Aunt Ella in Oklahoma!; See How They Run (Olivier Award-winning); Live and Kidding, My Mother Said I Never Should, The Knowledge, Harvey, Daytona and A Little Night Music (Olivier Award-nominated). 

The creative team of Rose

The director is Scott Le Crass, Set & Costume Designer is David Shields, Lighting Designer is Jane Lalljee, Sound Designer & Composer is Julian Starr, Producer & General Manager is Guy Chapman, Producer & General Manager is Thomas Hopkins, and Associate General Manager is Clive Chenery.


Reviews of Rose

"Maureen Lipman is magnetic" - The Guardian

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Show Information

Age restrictions
This production is recommended for ages 12+
Running time
2 hours 15 minutes
Performance dates
Booking to 15 October 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


Venue Information

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP
Nearest Tube or Train: Finsbury Park (National Rail, Victoria Line, Piccadilly Line)
Nearest Buses: 210, W3, W10, 4, 29, 153, 253, 254, 259, N23, N253, N279
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Maureen Lipman to star in Rose at Hope Mill and Park Theatre
Dame Maureen Lipman is returning to the title role of Rose in a live stage production of Martin Sherman's play. Originally premiering online and broadcast on Sky Arts, the live production is starting on the stage on which it was filmed - the Hope Mill Theatre Manchester, running from 30 August to 11 September 2022. It then transfers to the Park Theatre in London from 13 September to 15 October 2022. From a tiny Ukrainian village, through the Warsaw ghettos to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the play is a reminder of some of the harrowing events of the 20th century through a Jewish woman's eyes. Blending the personal with the political, Rose traces one woman's story from the devastation of Nazi-ruled Europe to conquering the American dream. Lipman is Rose - a woman shaped by her history. She offers an intimate and, at times, humorous account of the 20th century, and its 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. Rose premiered at The National Theatre in 1999, where it was nominated for an Olivier for Best New Play. Martin Sherman said, "I am delighted that Rose is returning to the stage. Having Maureen Lipman embody Rose is an answered prayer. I would have hoped, against my own interests, that the play would cease to be relevant; but history insists on displacing and oppressing human beings in a kind of never-ending loop. This production represents my still-existent hope that someday things will change." Dame Maureen Lipman said, "I am so happy to be bringing Rose by Martin Sherman to Park Theatre this September. The show was filmed last year at Hope Mill theatre in Manchester and shown twice on Sky Arts to an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response. It is a daring and possibly a terrifying leap to perform Rose live on stage, with no safety net, for a limited season at the theatre I know and last played in utter bewilderment in 'Whodunnit Unrehearsed'. Who is Rose? She is a lover, a widow, a refugee, a grandmother, a critic, an immigrant and a hotel owner. She is the 21st century, she is Everywoman and there is no one is like her. Please come and meet her and me, Maureen Lipman." 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 other credits including Aunt Ella in Oklahoma!; See How They Run (Olivier Award-winning); Live and Kidding and A Little Night Music (Olivier Award-nominated). Dramatist and screenwriter Martin Sherman has two Tonys, two BAFTAs and two Oliviers (one of which is for Rose). His other works include Bent, which explores the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust; The Boy From Oz; Messiah with Maureen Lipman (1982) and most recently Gently Down The Stream at Park Theatre. Director Scott Le Crass is an actor and director. Previously he received a Best Director Off West End and Broadway World Director Nomination for his production of Sid and a Best Director Off West End Nomination for Kicked in the Sh**ter. Book tickets to Rose at the Park Theatre.

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