Rose Theatre Kingston
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is the artistic heart behind relative newcomer Rose Theatre in Kingston. Opened in 2008, the 900-seat modern theatre welcomes touring companies as well as staging home grown productions from Alan Ayckbourn's ‘Bedroom Farce’ to ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ starring Judi Dench. Its programme reaches out to the local community with a populist mix of comedy, music and events as well as theatre aimed at children (‘Room on the Broom) and teenagers (Richard Milward’s ‘Apples’).
What's on at Rose Theatre Kingston
Off-West End, Drama
Mischief Theatre adapt JM Barrie's classic children's play about the lost boys and Peter Pan for the Pleasance Theatre's Christmas show. From the creators of 'The Play that Goes Wrong' which had a recent transfer to the West End, here the Cornley Polytechnic...
Off-West End, Shakespeare
Edward Hall's all-male Propeller company brings its riotous recent hit production of 'The Comedy of Errors' back in ultra-condensed form, aimed at introducing Shakespeare to new and younger audiences. Ages 8-plus.
Off-West End, Drama, Shakespeare
The team behind hit show 'Hetty Feather' return to the Rose Theatre in Kingston with this adaptation of Shakespeare's love tragedy. 'Romeo + Juliet' will be directed by Sally Cookson, while Benji Bower is in charge of the music in this reinventing of...
Fringe, Comedy, Drama
Tim Firth's gentle comedy about a head of installation at a commercial lettering factory and his teenage trainee, who is more interested in his iPod and his band. But the aspiring novelist Frank and his young protegee seem to have more in common than...
Off-West End, Drama
David Hare's play about the 1992 General Election, which follows Labour leader George Jones throughout the high-pressured hysteria of that time, is directed by Jeremy Herrin. The piece completes its UK tour at the Rose in Kingston and stars Reece Dinsdale...
Fringe, Drama, Kids' theatre, Kids' theatre
- Rating: 4/5
‘Always winter, never Christmas.’ The line that runs through this season’s offering at the Rose may unintentionally resonate with patrons. Kingston’s theatre hasn’t fared too well over the festive period in recent years – up against all-star pantos in...
Off-West End, Comedy
The Jerome K Jerome classic 'Three Men in a Boat' arrives at the Rose Theatre Kingston as part of a tour. Craig Gilbert adapts the sweet, funny, meandering boating tour of the Thames into an ingenious, wild adventure. Craig Gilbert’s Craig Gilbert’...