Leopards (2021)

  • 2 September 2021 - 25 September 2021
  • World Premiere – A Rose Original Production

Written by Alys Metcalf
Directed by Christopher Haydon

'Think of it like carbon offsetting, except for morals.'

An unmissable new thriller from the Olivier Award-winning producer of Fleabag and Baby Reindeer to open the Rose’s 2021/22 season. Written by fast rising talent Alys Metcalf and directed by Christopher Haydon. Cast includes Saffron Coomber (Emilia, Small Axe: Lover's Rock) and Martin Marquez (Hotel Babylon, Les Misérables).

Sex, power and consent – can we ever atone for the sins of our past? When Niala arranges to meet celebrated charity leader Ben in the bar of a London hotel for career advice, their evening unfolds into something far less professional. As the weather closes in and secrets start to surface, the consequences of their choices leave them nowhere to hide.

A gripping encounter that takes place over the course of one stormy night, Leopards is a new play about the image we construct of ourselves and what it truly means to be good.



Secret Seats

Secret Seats available at £10 per person subject to availability, please contact the Box Office to purchase or find out more information.


Event Details

Running Time: Approx. 95 mins (no interval)
Age Guidance: 14+
Warnings: Contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. Please call box office for trigger warnings.

Press night: Tuesday 7 September, 7:30pm
Friends Night: Thursday 16th September, 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Circle Foyer Bar (first floor)

Audio described performance: Saturday 18 September, 3pm
Touch tour: Saturday 18 September, 1:30pm

Click here to listen the audio introduction to Leopards
Click here to download a Word document version of the audio introduction to Leopards

Please note: latecomers will only be admitted within the first ten minutes of the performance.

The Rose has implemented all necessary measures to ensure we are a COVID-19 secure venue and have met the guidelines set out by the government to make your visit safe. Performances of Leopards are currently on sale with socially distanced seating and will remain socially distanced until further notice.

When booking for this performance you will need to select all seats in a bubble to be able to proceed. If you cannot match your seating requirements please call the box office on 020 8174 0090. For more information about our COVID-19 secure venue click here.

The Rose is proud to be 'See it Safely' approved.


Main photo and trailer by The Other Richard
Production photos by Iona Firouzabadi