Dame Maureen Lipman has talked to Sophie Raworth at the BBC about her return to playing the title role in Rose at the Park Theatre in London.
Originally premiering online and broadcast on Sky Arts, this live production of Martin Sherman’s play runs at the Park Theatre in London from 13 September to 15 October 2022. Prior to London it is playing the Hope Mill Theatre Manchester from from 30 August to 11 September 2022.
Rose is a play about one of the most harrowing events of the 20th century through the eyes of a Jewish woman, played by Maureen Lipman, blending the personal with the political to trace one woman’s story from the devastation of Nazi-ruled Europe to conquering the American dream.
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.