The Seven Pomegranate Seeds

  • 4 November 2021 - 20 November 2021
  • World Premiere - A Rose Original Production

Written by Colin Teevan
Directed by Melly Still

From the director of My Brilliant Friend (National Theatre transfer, 2019) and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (West End transfer, 2019) comes the world premiere of Colin Teevan’s The Seven Pomegranate Seeds.

Seven contemporary stories grounded in prominent, mythical origins.

Persephone, Hypsipyle, Medea, Alcestis, Phaedra, Creusa and Demeter: the women of Euripides' plays are reimagined as people of today in an unexpected fusion of celebrity, inappropriate desires, historical police investigations and missing children.

A severed maternal bond threads each story together, charting a journey through rage and redemption, towards a compelling conclusion.

Rose Associate Artist, Melly Still, returns to the Rose to direct and design Colin Teevan’s haunting monologue cycle in this unflinching, witty production. Cast includes Rose Associate Artist Niamh Cusasck who reunites with Melly Still following the critically-acclaimed Rose Original production of My Brilliant Friend.


Booking two or more shows?

Booking for two or more of The Seven Pomegranate Seeds, Leopards, Beauty and the Beast, Persuasion or The Caucasian Chalk Circle? Take advantage of Rose Multi-Buy and get £5 off! More info here. Offer must end: 31 JULY 2021


Event Details

Running Time: 80 mins (no interval)
Age Guidance: 14+

Press night: Wednesday 10 November, 7:30pm
BSL interpreted performance: Saturday 13 November 3pm

Please note: 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. The Seven Pomegranate Seeds is launching on a socially distanced basis. We eagerly await updates on Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap and hope to reopen safely at full capacity. Even if measures do allow a return to full capacity, the matinee and evening performances on Thursday 11 and Thursday 18 November will be socially distanced.

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.


Photo credit: The Other Richard