Rose Theatre is one of the largest producing theatres in London and has established itself since its 2008 opening as one of the most exciting theatres in the UK.
Forthcoming Rose Original productions include: Bertolt Brecht’s masterpiece The Caucasian Chalk Circle, starring Carrie Hope Fletcher & Jonathan Slinger, in a new version by Steve Waters with songs by Michael Henry and direction by Christopher Haydon, being developed in association with MGC; a new production of Oscar Wilde’s classic satire, The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by 2021 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award winner, Denzel Westley-Sanderson and a brand-new retelling of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, adapted by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm featuring a wealth of local talent from the Rose Youth Theatre.
Other acclaimed Rose Original productions include: Jeff James and James Yeatman’s acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, directed by Jeff James featuring an explosive foam party and a soundtrack of Frank Ocean, Dua Lipa and Cardi B; the critically acclaimed Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, adapted by Rona Munro, which transferred to the West End in July 2019 following a successful UK tour; and the world premiere stage adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, My Brilliant Friend, adapted by April De Angelis, which transferred to the National Theatre in November 2019. Both were directed by Rose Associate Artist Melly Still.
The Rose is home to one of the largest youth theatres in the country, offering over 1,200 participants training, careers advice and the opportunity to take part in productions alongside professionals.