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EXPERIENCE MORE JOIN THE ROSE CIRCLE The Rose is committed to producing outstanding drama to engage, inspire and entertain our audiences. We owe our success to the support provided by our generous benefactors and sponsors. As ticket sales cover less than two-thirds of our costs, contributions from individual, trust and corporate supporters are vital to our undertaking day-to-day activities and delivering a range of programmes. There are many ways you can support the Rose and become more involved with our work.

_______________________________________________________________________________ Join the Rose Circle and support the future of great drama on the Rose stage. There are five levels of annual membership, ranging from £250 to £5,000 and payable either as a single gift or in monthly instalments. Benefits include: · Advance notice of upcoming productions · Priority booking and access to reserved house seats · Insight talks featuring world-class directors and writers · Invitations & opportunities to see the creative process in action __________________________________________ To find out more visit our website: rosetheatrekingston.org/support-us Or contact Lucy Richards: lucyr@rosetheatrekingston.org 020 8939 4523

Rose Theatre Kingston is managed by Kingston Theatre Trust Registered in England as a company limited by guarantee No. 2497984 and as a charity No. 1000182

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WELCOME Director Melly Still recently became an Associate Artist at the Rose following on from her stunning production of My Brilliant Friend, based on Elena Ferrante’s beloved Neapolitan Novels. For our 2019 season Melly is back directing two shows. The first is another Rose world premiere, as she and adaptor Rona Munro bring Louis de Bernières’ epic romance Captain Corelli’s Mandolin vividly to life. Then in the autumn we welcome Melly’s critically acclaimed production of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, adapted by Bryony Lavery — an unforgettable play about life after loss. Also in our autumn line-up is a touring revival of Posh, Laura Wade’s dark satire about our ruling classes starring Outnumbered’s Tyger DrewHoney, and the return of the smash hit British musical Six in which the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight. In testing times we all need a laugh with old friends; Friendsical is a loving parody musical inspired by the gang from the iconic TV show. In December Ciaran McConville (Hansel & Gretel) returns with a magical and musical new version of Hans Christian Andersen's spellbinding adventure The Snow Queen. This thrilling Christmas spectacular is full of heart and the perfect festive adventure for the whole family. But you don’t have to wait until Christmas for a menagerie of top-class family theatre: well before then we have the return of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo and Tabby McTat, and a new version of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s Oi Frog!

Fellowship, directs Out of the Dark by Suzy Gill. This new play, weaving in spoken word poetry, is an intimate and personal exploration of family life when faced with a life-changing diagnosis. Our comedy programme includes Ben Elton returning after a 15-year break from stand-up, legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan joining forces for an evening of inimitable stand-up and impressions, and award-winning physical comedy troupe La Navet Bete with their hilarious Dracula: The Bloody Truth. For music lovers, we have The Simon & Garfunkel Story direct from the West End, the all-swinging Ronnie Scott’s All Stars with a brand new show, and the iconic Georgie Fame. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, the Rose Café offers sandwiches and light meals as well as a wide selection of drinks and sweet treats, all with free Wi-Fi and regular events throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you to the Rose this season.

Robert O’Dowd Chief Executive

Jerry Gunn Executive Producer

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ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON, NEIL LAIDLAW, DANIEL HODGDON AND BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENT

Tues 23 Apr – Sun 12 May WORLD PREMIERE For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35 Audio Described Performance Sat 11 May 2.30pm

Cephalonia 1941. Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the occupying forces. Shunned by the locals at first, he proves to be civilised, humorous and a consummate musician. The Captain is soon thrown together with Dr Iannis’ strong–willed and beautiful daughter Pelagia, who discovers all the complexities of love, and how it can blossom in the most unexpected and profound way. A cast of fifteen actors and singers bring Louis de Bernières’ beloved novel thrillingly to life, capturing vivid descriptions of village life and the epic sweep and shifting politics of war. Experience all the passion and poetry that made this love story a bestselling novel and smash hit Hollywood movie. This stunning new production is directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee and Rose Associate Artist Melly Still (My Brilliant Friend), adapted by Rona Munro (The James Plays), and includes specially commissioned music by Harry Blake. Presented in association with Kingston University.

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ROSE THEATRE WELCOMES A JOE PRENTICE PRODUCTION

Tues 15 Oct – Sat 19 Oct For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35

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'I’ve got a new law for you mate, it’s called survival of the fittest, it’s called f*** you we’re the Riot Club.' The Riot Club is back in business. This time on one condition. They must behave. Keep it out of the Daily Mail. Preserve the reputation of the club. After the mishaps at their last dinner, the President of an elite Oxford student dining club has promised their esteemed alumni not to bring the club back into disrepute. But as the booze flows and tempers fray, these ten tail-coated young bucks aren’t just planning a jolly, they’re plotting a revolution. Tyger Drew-Honey (Outnumbered, Cuckoo) stars in the first UK tour of Laura Wade’s Evening Standard Award nominated dark comedy.

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ROSE THEATRE WELCOMES A LEE DEAN PRODUCTION

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Tues 22 Oct – Sat 26 Oct For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35 HHHH

'A riveting dialogue between heaven and Earth.' The Times

Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There's one big difference though — Susie is dead. Now she can only observe while her family manage their grief in their different ways. Her father, Jack, is obsessed with identifying the killer. Her mother, Abigail, is desperate to create a different life for herself. And her sister, Lindsey, is discovering the opposite sex with experiences that Susie will never know. Susie is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them… Alice Sebold's novel The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale that captured the hearts of readers throughout the world. Award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery has adapted it for this unforgettable play about life after loss, directed by Melly Still.

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'A mesmerising spectacle.' The Guardian

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★★★★

'It’s fleet-footed, big-hearted and spellbindingly vivid' The Times on last year's Christmas show, Hansel & Gretel

Fri 6 Dec – Sun 5 Jan For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35 Relaxed Fri 3 Jan 11am Audio Described Performance Sat 28 Dec 11am Signed Performance, interpreter supplied by Theatre Sign Sat 4 Jan 11am

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Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen A festive new version written and directed by Ciaran McConville Songs and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer When the mysterious Northern Lights appear over the city one cold, winter’s day, no one suspects they might be accompanied by the Snow Queen, searching for hidden children of magic. In an orphanage tucked away in a forgotten part of town, Gerda discovers her best friend has been lured to the frozen north. Although she knows the trap has been laid for her, Gerda has no choice but to follow. Her perilous adventure involves abduction by pirates, an unlikely friendship with a reindeer and a great battle between elves and trolls. Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved story is a journey of friendship, love and self-realisation. This spellbinding new adaptation features a wealth of local talent from Rose Youth Theatre alongside a professional cast in a story full of Christmas heart.

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ROSE THEATRE WELCOMES AN ASSEMBLY, NICK BROOKE & DAVE MAUCHLINE PRODUCTION

Mon 9 Sep – Sat 14 Sep For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35

FRIENDSICAL Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show. When Ross’s wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life… will he end up with his one true love? With original new songs such as ‘(He's Her) Lobster!’, ‘Richard’s Moustache’ and ‘You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?’, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut, and a dinosaur convention! What could possibly go wrong? This is a loving parody not to be confused with the Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. series Friends.

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Tues 12 Nov – Sat 16 Nov For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35 HHHHH

’75 minutes of exhilarating entertainment from 6 killer Queens. They will, they will rock you!’ Daily Express HHHHH

‘Captivating and exhilarating. Go and party with SIX!’ Attitude 020 8174 0090

SIX Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre I have ever had the privilege to watch’ (HHHHH Evening Standard) is back at The Rose due to phenomenal demand! From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century sisterly sass-itude. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. Direct from the West End, the sell-out smash hit SIX is 'the best the West End has to offer’ (Daily Telegraph). Think you know the rhyme, think again…. Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE! 13


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Fri 30 Oct Sat 2 Nov Rose Studio Relaxed Performance Sat 2 Nov 3pm For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35

There’s the space that’s all around us — enclosing the Earth, full of galaxies, moonbeams and meteors, planets and probably other life forms. And then there’s the space inside Lily’s head. Where the matter simply stopped forming. Lily. He. She. A fledgling family. A family who are suddenly faced with the unexpected, when, at 6 months, Lily is diagnosed with a rare neurological condition with potentially life-changing consequences. Suzy Gill’s debut play, told in spoken word poetry, is a lyrical, honest and tender exploration of their family life as they begin tentatively to orbit the struggles and triumphs that come following the discovery that Lily’s brain did not quite form the way that He and She anticipated. Out of the Dark is directed by Fay Lomas, winner of the inaugural Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship.

About the Fellowship To commemorate the exceptional legacy of its founding artistic director, Sir Peter Hall, the Rose launched the Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship (PHEAF) — an expression of the theatre's commitment both to being a distinctive producing house and a developer of theatre talent. Inaugural winner and chosen fellow, Fay Lomas, has worked with a number of theatre practitioners throughout her year-long residency. This will now conclude with Out of the Dark, the culmination of her work as winner of the fellowship. Sir Peter Hall (1930-2017) was a pioneering and influential director and producer. He had a keen eye for developing talent in all areas of the theatre and was endlessly generous and supportive to emerging artists forging their own careers. Our exciting new initiative enables promising emerging theatre artists to be supported in their professional development through a residency at the Rose, where they receive mentoring from world-class professionals and ultimately stage and direct their own production in the Rose Studio.

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ROSE THEATRE WELCOMES A TALL STORIES PRODUCTION Wed 29 May – Sun 2 June For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35

THE GRUFFALO Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo — is there? Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

★★★★★ The Scotsman

The Sunday Times

BASED ON THE PICTURE BOOK BY

JULIA DONALDSON AND AXEL SCHEFFLER

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The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children’s Books

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ROSE THEATRE WELCOMES FRECKLE PRODUCTIONS

LIVE

Freckle Productions present

ON ST AG E

‘ABSOLUTELY PURR-FECT’ THE TIMES

(PRAISE FOR THE BOOK)

Tabby McTat © 2009 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books

Thu 8 Aug – Sun 11 Aug For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35

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TABBY MCTAT Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears. Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of. However, memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend. From the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Zog, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tabby McTat is a heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty interwoven with original songs and a sprinkling of magic. Suitable for children and families of all ages.

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ROSE THEATRE WELCOMES LA NAVET BETE

Sun 27 Oct – Mon 28 Oct For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35

DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH Stop what you’re doing and read this very carefully. Your life may depend on it… This critically acclaimed, hilarious comedy will be presented by Professor Abraham Van Helsing and his three idiotic actors as they stage a lifechanging, theatrical production surrounding the true events of Dracula. With four actors playing over forty characters and directed by one of the UK’s most exciting comedy directors, John Nicholson, Dracula: The Bloody Truth will make you die laughing! Devon based, award winning Le Navet Bete make their debut on the Rose stage with great anticipation!

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Based on the books by Kes Gray and Jim Field. Published by Hachette Children’s Group

HALF TERM FUN

Adapted from the bestselling books by

Tues 29 Oct – Sun 3 Nov For dates and times please see the diary on pages 34-35

OI FROG & FRIENDS!

“Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs” It's a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to 'Delightfully mad' sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he's told. Little do any Telegraph of them know that chaos is coming... 'The most outstanding Who knew there were so many rhyming rules and what will happen children's book' when FROG is in charge? Jo Wiley, BBC Radio 2 Join FROG, CAT and DOG in this new action-packed stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field's bestselling books. Songs, puppets, laughs and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at! For families with children aged 3+.

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MUSIC

THE PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA Sun 22 Jun, 7.30pm For 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim. Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and re-live the electrifying hot jazz of Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Presenting the show is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway.

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Wed 26 Jun, 7.30pm Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a sold out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

GEORGIE FAME Sun 28 Jul, 7.30pm With his much loved blend of jazz and rhythm & blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become a true icon of the British music scene. In this very special and intimate evening, audiences will be treated to Georgie’s hits, alongside music from the artists that have influenced him - all interspersed with personal stories and anecdotes from his incredible career.

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RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ CLUB: 60TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Sun 20 Oct, 7.30pm The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the road to celebrate Ronnie Scott’s 60th Anniversary. Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world-class live jazz alongside rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take you on a guided, musical tour of this music institution.

THE BLUES BAND Thurs 21 Nov, 7.30pm Many of the Blues Band’s 21st century fans weren’t even born when these five virtuosos, already music industry veterans, decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band ‘just to play the blues’. About 20 albums and thousands of gigs later, they’ve earned a reputation around the world as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition in all its forms. With this line-up, it’s hardly surprising.

THE ROSE CHRISTMAS SNOWBALL Wed 11 Dec, 7.30pm Begin your Christmas festivities with a joyful evening of music for the whole family. Expect your festive favourites, performed by hugely talented community choirs and music groups, all produced by choir director Mary Bourne. Proceeds from this fundraising evening will support the Rose Theatre’s diverse programme of drama, cultural and learning opportunities, helping to build a vibrant cultural heart for our community.

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COMEDY & ONE NIGHTERS

ERIC & ERN Sun 28 Apr, 7:30pm A brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches that hit all the right notes! From Greig's Piano Concerto to Mr Memory, "Arsenal!" It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. This show is in aid of Momentum Children’s Charity.

ADAM KAY: THIS IS GOING TO HURT

(SECRET DIARIES OF A JUNIOR DOCTOR) Sun 16 Jun, 6pm, 8pm Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN Sat 29 Jun, 8pm Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. His BBC Four documentaries have built him a new legion of followers, as have appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself.

THE LIFE AND RHYMES OF BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH Sun 10 Nov, 7.30pm He befriended Nelson Mandela and fought in the 1980s race riots. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets. Now he’s back with his first tour in eight years. 22

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COMEDY & ONE NIGHTERS

AN EVENING SHARED WITH JASPER CARROTT & ALISTAIR MCGOWAN Sun 17 Nov, 7.30pm Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy, stand up and impressions. They present a show of pure laughter and entertainment that is not to be missed.

NEIL OLIVER: THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES IN 100 PLACES Fri 22 Nov, 7.30pm Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s Coast, he’s fallen in love all over again. Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

BEN ELTON Thurs 19 Dec, 8pm More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s groundbreaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. As Ben says, 'The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn.'

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Thu 6 Jun Fri 7 Jun, 7pm

KINGSTON ON STAGE Kingston University performing arts students present a free festival of creative live performances. Join us to celebrate the very best in dance, drama and music including an epic piece of musical theatre and dance with puppetry and projection based on William Blake's The Book of Thel which explores a vision of Britain in the wake of division. Booking essential via the Rose Theatre box office.

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If you want a break from shopping or work, come and visit Kingston’s unique and most welcoming venue. Treat yourself to a range of drinks, snacks and lunch options, and enjoy a variety of free events at our friendly café. 020 8174 0090

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LET ME IN

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You are invited to a weekend of entertainment and activities at Let Me In, our inclusive drama festival with a series of events for guests with physical, learning and sensory needs, carers, families and friends! Join us for our creative workshops as we voyage from the Rose Theatre in Kingston to the moon and beyond. Let Me In: Lift Off! is an inclusive story telling workshop hosted by Rose Youth Theatre. The workshop will be full of drama-based activities for young people aged 11+. We will be welcoming What’s Coming out of the Box as they present Inside, an immersive journey for young children and their families. Collar & Cuffs will being joining us with Crabby, the story of a hermit crab who loses his shell. Bloomin’ Arts present iPA, a fun, fast-paced production exploring issues surrounding care. And the Drama and Learning Disabilities classes of Kingston Adult Education will be bringing to life Queen of the Pack, a story of community, hope and werewolves. For more details, visit our website at www.rosetheatrekingston.org or call our box office on 020 8174 0090.

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ADOPT A SEAT There are many reasons to adopt a seat: to mark a special occasion, in memory of a loved one, in tribute of your favourite artist or simply as a present for someone dear. Your gift will be acknowledged by a plaque fixed to the back of your chosen seat, for a period of 10 years, and inscribed with wording of your choice.

To Adopt A Seat please contact Lucy Richards on 020 8939 4523 or email LucyR@rosetheatrekingston.org Rose Theatre Kingston is managed by Kingston Theatre Trust Registered in England as a company limited by guarantee No. 2497984 and as a charity No. 1000182

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Fri 5 Jul Sun 14 Jul

IYAF INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL

Kingston's international festival returns this summer with its eclectic arts programme. Crossing artforms and cultures, the 10-day festival celebrates the work of theatremakers, musicians, artists, dancers and comics under the age of 27. Look out for our buzzing CHILDREN & YOUTH shows which bring together performers and creators exploring work for younger audiences, as well as IYAF FRINGE which showcases bold new work by emerging companies responding to the world today. This year’s festival highlights include productions from Chickenshed, National Youth Music Theatre, What is Written Dance Company and Sassy Standup, a night of up and coming comedians. Kicking off with the opening night showcase, IYAF takes place across venues including the Rose, the Arthur Cotterell Theatre and a live music stage in Kingston's Ancient Marketplace. Join IYAF for 10 days this summer celebrating global young talent.

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LOVE THEATRE? JOIN IN We are home to one of the biggest and best youth theatres in the country, and we offer great adult classes too. Whether you are aged 5 or 75, you’ll find your place with us. Don't just visit the Rose. Join in!

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ROSE YOUTH THEATRE: RYT UNDER-11S (5-10)

ROSE COMPANY

RYT ACADEMY (11-18)

ROSE COMMUNITY PLAY

Classes are filled with games and exercises for a creative approach to storytelling. With hubs in Kingston, Norbiton and New Malden, this course offers options for all. Please contact IsabelleK@rosetheatrekingston.org

Our skills-based course is divided by school year group, taking different themes each term from Stanislavski to Shakespeare. Learn key techniques to develop confidence and creativity.

ROSE YOUNG COMPANY (11-21) AUDITION REQUIRED Rose Young Company is renowned for its training and performance opportunities. This course works in small ensembles to deliver quality public performances each term.

SUMMER SCHOOLS Every summer, our teaching venues are

a hive of activity. Short courses enliven the long holiday and our play-in-a-week programme is always a sell-out.

ROSE PLAYERS (ADULTS ONLY)

Our adult group offers an enjoyable introduction to professional process for beginners and enthusiasts. Great fun and diverse.

ROSE PLAYWRITING (ADULTS ONLY)

Led by acclaimed playwright and dramaturg Stephen Brown, this course offers one-toone feedback to accompany a structured, insightful programme culminating in workshops with directors and actors.

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Our new acting group for over 55's meets on a Monday afternoon here at the Rose. Everyone is welcome to join - no acting experience necessary. Join us to learn new skills, explore texts and technique and meet new people.

(RYC MEMBERS AND ADULTS - BY AUDITION ONLY) Calling all actors. Join us this summer for our community production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder in August. This fantastic opportunity brings together professional creatives, youth theatre members and adult members of the community to perform on the main stage here at the Rose. Get in touch for more details and to register for an audition.

CHRISTMAS SHOW AUDITIONS 2019 (10-19)

Every year, we cast a group to perform in our major Christmas production alongside professional casts and a leading creative team. Past productions include Hansel and Gretel, Alice in Winterland and Wind in the Willows. Auditions for this year’s productions of The Snow Queen are now closed but look out for next year’s auditions in spring 2020.

ROSE BURSARY SCHEME

We offer concessionary rates to students and those in receipt of benefits for both Players and Playwriting. RYT has a full bursary scheme including additional mentoring and pastoral support, upon application.

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BOOKING INFO

CONCESSIONS & DISCOUNTS

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Friends Loyalty Card For only £49 per year you will be able to take advantage of big savings on best available seats, discounts with our local retail and restaurant partners and much more.

Box Office opening hours Mon-Sat 10am until 30 minutes after the evening performance begins and 6pm on non-performance days. Sun from at least one hour prior to performance only. Bookings for future shows will stop 30 minutes before a performance begins. You can pre-order your drinks, ice creams and programmes with your tickets. Restricted view Due to the varying kinds of events that we present, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times. Please check when booking. Access The Rose is fully accessible and offers a range of services for patrons with disabilities. Please contact us in advance on 020 8174 0090 or email info@rosetheatrekingston.org to discuss your requirements. Please check our website for details of our touch tours, audio-described, signed and relaxed performances. Details correct at time of print. The Rose reserves the right to alter the advertised programme, prices and facilities if necessary and apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Secret Seats £10 Get an unallocated seat for £10 on selected performances, subject to availability. Concessions Over 60, unwaged, entertainment union, children under 16 and students save £5 or more (exclusions apply) Under 26yrs £8 tickets valid on selected productions, limited availability (exclusions apply). Groups of 10+ Save £5 or more on most performances, please contact the Box Office for details. Schools (10+) Tickets from £15 on selected performances, 11th teacher ticket free with every 10 purchased. Families Discounted family tickets available on selected shows, please see the website for details. NHS Discounts on selected shows, from £5 off. For full details ask at Box Office. Access & Companion Rates Patrons with disabilities and their companions will enjoy flat rate £10 tickets (exclusions apply).

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Our warmest thanks to all our partners, sponsors and donors for their generous support.

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Corporate Supporters

Rose Circle Director’s Circle Chris & São Foy; Marit Mohn; Ian & Filiz Page; Robert Westlake. Producer’s Circle Agnes Hewitt-Smith; Luke & Kate Nunneley; Peter & Cherill Scott. Benefactors Dickie & Susan Bannenberg; Andrew & Ann Connolly; Sandy Gavshon; Baroness Sally Hamwee; Simon & Wanda Higman; David & Julie Lainchbury; David & Annie Lass; Jeannette Rowell; Bob Steed; Brian & Angela Willman. Patrons Tony & Kate Best; Michael & Rosemary Bibby; Nick & Liz Bliss; Timothy & Angela Combe; Nigel Duffin; Kay Galbraith; Andrew & Maggie Gallagher; Stephen & Rosemary Gare; Victoria Glaysher; Sanjeev, Rachel, Jai & Anjali Gupta; Mark & Sophie Lewisohn; Anthony Lipmann; Martina Massimi Klimova; Peter Linacre & Christina McComb; Patrick & Marion O'Donovan; Robert & Scilla O’Dowd; Bob Phillips & Anna Cunnyngham; Bill Price; James Pyke; Ian & Mary Reid; Donald Rogers; Jenny Titterton; Peter Wear; Robert Wolf. Associates Ann Beasley Manders; Stephen Brenninkmeijer; Mark Chester & Clare Lumley; Jane Cox; Rod Cullen; Michael & Mary Davison; Jennie Drimmer & Daniel Kline; John Hackett; Nigel Hardy; Brian Hornsby; Geoff Howard; John & Martha Jessop; Christine & Bill McMurray; Nina Kaye & Timothy Nathan; Susan Paine; Brian Smith; David Tallis; Bruce & Sibylla Tindale.

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Donors Corporate Supporters Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd; Pearson Hards LLP; The Rolex Institute; The Royal Norwegian Embassy; WSP UK Ltd. And all those who wish to remain anonymous. Donors Rose Friends and all those who wish to remain anonymous. Life Friends Ian & Wendelien Bellinger; Will Bland & Tricia Welch Bland. Thank you to all those individuals who have supported the Rose through Box Office donations and the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018. Trusts & Foundations The Alchemy Foundation Backstage Trust Garfield Weston Foundation The Jectus Charitable Foundation The John Coates Charitable Trust Personal Development Trust UK Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust Legacy Gifts Mrs June Bendall

Visit our website to see how you can support the Rose: rosetheatrekingston.org/support-us

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Press Night)

7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm

Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin An Evening of Eric and Ern Captain Corelli's Mandolin

8pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Come What May Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Come What May Captain Corelli's Mandolin Come What May Come What May Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Audio Described) Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Corelli's Mandolin Upon the Heath Upon the Heath Upon the Heath Upon the Heath Paul Merton's Impro Chums Dash in the Middle Dash in the Middle Dash in the Middle Dash in the Middle Black Beauty (RYC) Black Beauty (RYC) Black Beauty (RYC) The Gruffalo The Gruffalo The Gruffalo The Gruffalo The Gruffalo The Gruffalo

7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 3pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 2pm 7pm 8pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 3pm 7pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 7.30pm 7pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 11am 1:30pm 11am 1:30pm 11am 1:30pm

JUNE Sat 1

Sun 2 Thu 6 Fri 7 Mon 10

Sun 16

Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 Sun 22 Wed 26 Sat 29

The Gruffalo The Gruffalo The Gruffalo The Gruffalo The Gruffalo Kingston On Stage Kingston On Stage ‘Out of This World’ An evening with Helen Sharman CMG OBE: The First British Astronaut

11am 2pm 4pm 11:30pm 2pm 7pm 7pm 7.15pm

Adam Kay: This is going to Hurt Adam Kay: This is going to Hurt Let Me In Festival: 21st-22nd June Kingston Festival of Schools Kingston Festival of Schools Kingston Festival of Schools Pasadena Roof Orchestra The Simon & Garfunkel Story Rich Hall's Hoedown

6pm 8pm

7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm

JULY International Youth Arts Festival: 5- 14 July Sun 28

Georgie Fame

7.30pm

AUGUST Thu 8 Tabby McTat Tabby McTat Fri 9 Tabby McTat Tabby McTat Sat 10 Tabby McTat Tabby McTat Tabby McTat Sun 11 Tabby McTat Tabby McTat

1.30pm 4pm 11.30am 1.30pm 11.30am 1:30pm 4pm 11.30am 1.30pm

SEPTEMBER Mon 9 Friendsical Tue 10 Friendsical Wed 11 Friendsical Thu 12 Friendsical Fri 13 Friendsical Sat 14 Friendsical Friendsical

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

OCTOBER Tue 15 Posh Wed 16 Posh Thu 17 Posh Posh Fri 18 Posh Sat 19 Posh Posh

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

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Sun 20 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30 Thu 31

Ronnie Scott's Allstars - 60th Anniversary Tour

7.30pm

The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones Dracula: The Bloody Truth Dracula: The Bloody Truth Oi Frog! Oi Frog! Oi Frog! Oi Frog! Oi Frog!

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 11am 1.30pm 11am 1.30pm

NOVEMBER Fri 1 Oi Frog! Oi Frog! Sat 2 Oi Frog! Oi Frog! Oi Frog! Sun 3 Oi Frog! Oi Frog! Sun 10 The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Thu 21 Fri 22

Sun 15

Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Tue 24 Thu 26 Fri 27

11am 1.30pm 11am 2pm 4pm 11.30am 2pm 7:30pm

SIX SIX SINGALONG SIX SIX SIX SIX SIX SIX An Evening Shared with Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan

8pm 6pm 8.30pm 8pm 6pm 8.30pm 5pm 8pm 7:30pm

The Blues Band Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

7.30pm 7.30pm

Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31

JANUARY Thu 2 The Snow Queen Fri 3 The Snow Queen (Relaxed Performance) The Snow Queen Sat 4 The Snow Queen (Signed Performance) Sun 5

The Snow Queen The Snow Queen

6pm 11am 5:30pm 8pm 11am 5:30pm 11am 5:30pm 11am 5.30pm 11am 5.30pm 11am 4pm 11am 5:30pm 11am 5:30pm 11am 5:30pm 11am 5.30pm 11am 5.30pm 11am 5.30pm 5:30pm 11am 5.30pm 11am 5:30pm 3pm

THE ROSE STUDIO

DECEMBER Fri 6 The Snow Queen

6pm

Sat 7

The Snow Queen

1pm

The Snow Queen

6pm

Mon 9

The Snow Queen

2pm

Tue 10

The Snow Queen

2pm

Wed 11

Rose Christmas SnowBall

7.30pm

Thu 12

The Snow Queen

2pm

Fri 13

The Snow Queen (Press Night)

7pm

Sat 14

The Snow Queen

1pm

020 8174 0090

Thu 19 Fri 20

The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen Ben Elton Live 2019 The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen (Audio Described) The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen The Snow Queen

OCTOBER Wed 30 Out of the Dark Thu 31 Out of the Dark

8pm 8pm

NOVEMBER Fri 1 Out of the Dark Sat 2 Out of the Dark (Relaxed performance) Out of the Dark

8pm 3pm 8pm

Details correct at time of print. The Rose reserves the right to alter the advertised programme, prices and facilities if necessary and apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

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