8 August 2023
We are so excited to announce the full cast and creative for Shooting Hedda Gabler, playing at the Rose from 4 October with previews from 29 September.
Antonia Thomas (The Good Doctor) leads a cast of six as Hedda, alongside one of Norway’s leading stage actors Christian Rubeck (Succession) and Avi Nash (Silo) who both appear for the first time on a British stage as Henrik and Ejlert. They are joined by Anna Andresen as Berta, Matilda Bailes as Thea, and Joshua James as Jørgen. The casting director is Sam Jones CDG.
Further creative team also announced today includes Rosanna Vize (Set Designer), Milla Clarke (Costume Designer), Hansjörg Schmidt (Lighting Designer), Kieran Lucas (Composer & Sound Designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (Intimacy & Movement Director), and Amy Crighton (Assistant Director).
Director Jeff James said: 'I'm so excited to start rehearsals with this amazing company of actors. Nina's daring and hilarious play reimagines Ibsen's Hedda Gabler in an utterly original way and working with this stellar cast I hope we're going to make something really special for the Rose's audiences.'
Shooting Hedda Gabler is a Rose Original Production in association with The Norwegian Ibsen Company. A radical and affectionate adaptation of Hedda Gabler, written by Nina Segal and directed by Jeff James (Persuasion), Ibsen's classic is reimagined in this new play about doing whatever is necessary to get the shot.
20 April 2023
We are thrilled to announce our Autumn 2023 season:
The world premiere of Shooting Hedda Gabler by Nina Segal after Henrik Ibsen, directed by Jeff James, a Rose Original Production, opens on 4 October, with previews from 29 September, until 21 October 2023.
Arthur Miller’s timeless masterpiece, A View From The Bridge comes to the Rose from 31 October to 11 November in a new Rose Theatre co-production with Headlong,, Chichester Festival Theatre, and Octagon Theatre Bolton .
A thrilling adventure awaits as Peter Pan flies into the Rose for Christmas in a new version by Evan Placey, with music and lyrics by Vikki Stone and directed by Lucy Morrell. Opening on 7 December, with previews from 1 December 2023, until 7 January 2024. Packed with song, dance, magic and featuring members of the talented Rose Youth Theatre.
Also visiting the Rose, Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of the much-loved Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book, The Gruffalo’s Child, returns from 24 - 29 October 2023.
Rose Artistic Director Christopher Haydon said: 'I’m delighted to announce an autumn season that features Rose Original Productions from some of the freshest and most exciting new voices in theatre. Director Jeff James returns after his smash hit production of Persuasion to direct Shooting Hedda Gabler, Nina Segal’s radical new adaptation of Ibsen’s classic. And I can’t wait to share a new remarkable take on Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge. As ever, our Christmas show will bring together professional performers and members of our exceptionally talented Rose Youth Theatre; what better story to tell with this mix of artists - younger and older - than that of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up? Evan Placey, who is adapting, is a writer I have wanted to work with for years, and I can’t wait to see the magic that he, composer and lyricist Vikki Stone, and director Lucy Morrell, work on this classic adventure. I am proud that the Rose remains committed to providing great nights out in Kingston at an affordable price to families and theatre goers from all walks of life.'