The Seven Pomegranate Seeds (2021)

  • Main Auditorium
  • 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. Starring Rose Associate Artist Niamh Cusack (My Brilliant Friend) and Shannon Hayes (Ted Lasso Series 1 & 2, Apple TV).



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

Press night: Wednesday 10 November, 7:30pm
Friends night: Thursday 11th November, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

BSL interpreted performance: Saturday 13 November 3pm

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 The Seven Pomegranate Seeds 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.


Photo credit: The Other Richard