SEASON BROCHURE Jun-Dec 2013 rosetheatrekingston.org
04 Daytona 06 Ghosts 08 Oedipussy 09 Mansfield Park 10 Medea
FAMILY PRODUCTIONS 02 15 16 16 17
The Snow Gorilla Great Expectations Aliens Love Underpants The Snail and The Whale What The Ladybird Heard
22 Rose Plus+
11 12 14 20
SPECIAL EVENTS IYAF IYAF Festival Highlights Let Me In Kingston Connections
ONE NIGHT ONLY 28 Music, Comedy & more…
26 Café at the Rose 34 Ticket Prices 36 Special Offers 40 Diary: At a Glance
HELLO And welcome to Autumn 2013 at the Rose. The Rose has enjoyed a brilliant Spring Season, with widely acclaimed productions of Noël Coward’s The Vortex, Richard Bean’s Smack Family Robinson and Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, as well as visits from Northern Broadsides, Propeller and many others. The Rose, this year, is on a roll! The centrepiece of our Autumn Season 2013 will be my new production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Ghosts. I’m thrilled to be returning to Ibsen after the success of The Lady from the Sea, and I do hope you’ll see it. It’s my farewell production for the Rose, but it also marks the 20th anniversary of our co-producers, English Touring Theatre, which I founded in 1993. I plan to make it special. We’re delighted to welcome the great Maureen Lipman in a new play by Oliver Cotton, Daytona, a handsome adaptation of Mansfield Park from Bury St Edmunds, the Actors of Dionysus with Medea, the anarchic and hilarious Spymonkey’s Oedipussy and a huge range of children’s shows, as well as comedy, music, dance and drama. Over the summer we play host to the fourth International Youth Arts Festival, Let Me In - a short season of work for and by young people with learning disabilities - and Kingston Connections, Kingston’s new reading and storytelling festival. Last but not least, don’t forget to book for this Christmas’ family spectacular, The Snow Gorilla. I stand down as Artistic Director after Ghosts and so this is the last of these welcomes that I’ll write. I’m hugely proud of what’s been achieved by the Rose since we opened in January 2008 and I wish it every best for the future.
Stephen Unwin Artistic Director
a family christm
family TICKET from ÂŁ52.50 3 tickets+ min 1 child
mas spectacular !
Fri 29 Nov– Sun 5 Jan Perfect for the whole family See p. 41 for performance times See pp. 36–37 for details of special offers and groups discounts
Sunny always dreamed of joining the circus, but he could never have imagined the extraordinary adventures that awaited him there… Roll up! Roll up! Marvel at the magician, gasp in awe at the acrobats, tune up with the band and watch out for the clown. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, prepare to be amazed by the might of our main attraction – The Snow Gorilla. This Christmas, in an event like no other, circus and storytelling collide on the Rose Theatre stage to create a hugely entertaining spectacle for the young and young at heart!
Maureen Lipman stars in
DAYTONA Mon 2– Sat 7 Sep
By Oliver Cotton Directed by David Grindley
Evenings Mon–Sat 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm
'See the ripples? You’re underneath. Your body’s under those ripples.'
ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER See p. 36 for details
Haunting, funny, poignant and full of mystery, Daytona is a play with not one but two love stories at its heart. Happy in their shared passion for ballroom dancing, Joe and Elli plan to win the next big competition. But the unexpected arrival of a figure from their past threatens to throw everything off balance. What can this man want of them on this cold winter’s night? What can possibly be gained from this uneasy reunion? When they discover the story behind his sudden return, Joe and Elli must confront a profound moral dilemma. Directed by David Grindley, Daytona stars Maureen Lipman, one of this country’s bestloved actresses.
A ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON AND ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE PRODUCTION
GHOSTS Thu 19 Sep– Sat 12 Oct
By Henrik Ibsen Translated and Directed by Stephen Unwin
Evenings Mon–Sat 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm (excl. 19 Sep) Press Night Wed 25 Sep 7pm Post Show discussion Thu 10 Oct
Oswald returns from Paris to honour his dead father. As his mother begins to feel the presence of ghosts from the past around her, Oswald discovers there is more to his mystery illness than he first thought. Only by uncovering the truth can they both be free…
ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER
CARLUCCIO'S See p. 36 for details
See diary for details
This production of Ibsen’s masterpiece is inspired by the artist Edvard Munch’s extraordinary stage designs for the play previously seen only once, in Berlin in 1906. Ghosts is co-produced with English Touring Theatre, which Stephen Unwin founded 20 years ago. It will also mark his swan song as Artistic Director of the Rose. Stephen Unwin has directed six productions of Ibsen, to tremendous acclaim, including an awardwinning Hedda Gabler seen at the Donmar in 1998, and The Lady from the Sea with Joely Richardson at the Rose in Spring 2012.
'Stephen Unwin is the finest director of Ibsen in Britain' The Guardian Supported by
Tue 15– Sat 19 Oct Evenings Tue–Sat 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Age guidance: 14+
ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER See p. 36 for details in association with Royal & Derngate Northampton
OEDIPUSSY Directed and Adapted by Emma Rice Written by Carl Grose & Spymonkey Spymonkey’s hilariously anarchic comedy combines with the playful storytelling of Kneehigh Artistic Director Emma Rice and writer Carl Grose to create an outrageous no-holds-barred subversion of the quintessential Greek tragedy. Inspired by Barbarella, Bowie and a little bit of Bond, this is a tale of the ultimate dysfunctional family: a jealous father, a messed-up son, and one mother of a brilliant comedy.
‘Remarkable. Powerful. Joyful’ Critics Choice The Times
Tue 22 – Sat 26 Oct Evenings Mon–Sat 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm
ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER See p. 36 for details
THEATRE ROYAL BURY ST EDMUNDS
By Jane Austen Adapted by Tim Luscombe Directed by Colin Blumenau Mansfield Park is a spellbinding re-telling of Austen’s captivating novel, and a must-see for lovers of all classic drama, from the country’s last remaining Regency Theatre.
Oxford Times The Telegraph 09
Tue 12– Fri 15 Nov Evenings Tue–Fri 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Fri 2.30pm Pre show lectures and post show talks Please check website or ask at time of booking for details Age guidance: 14+
ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER See p. 36 for details
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ACTORS OF DIONYSUS
Adapted by David Stuttard Directed by Abigail Anderson Euripides’ masterpiece of rejection and revenge is brought vividly to life in this stunning, psychological adaptation combining spellbinding drama and aerial dance. Medea is the story of a woman scorned and the terrifying consequences of her fury. Celebrating 20 years of touring new adaptations of ancient Greek drama, this is aod's most daring and dynamic show yet.
'Let nothing stop you from seeing them’ The Times
iyaf Welcome to IYAF 2013. Throughout the month of July the International Youth Arts Festival will be taking over Kingston upon Thames, bringing to life the streets, public spaces and riverside, to bring you some of the most exciting youth arts out there. This year promises to be the most diverse and varied yet with international companies coming from over 12 different countries, public art trials, free events every weekend, the IYAF carnival and workshop week.
Sun 6 Jul Skate Park, Kingston (next to Bushy Park) IYAF and Our Friends Records free Extreme Sports day, BBQ, music and sports all day.
Sun 6 Jul– Fri 12 Jul Workshops throughout the first week of the festival. Whether you’re a beginner puppeteer or a professional dancer there will be something for you.
Raise the Roof
Fri 12 Jul Join us at the Rose for the highlights of this year's festival.
Sun 14 Jul Take over the Kingston streets with the carnival parade; dance and sing with bands, performers and giant puppets.
Sat 20 Jul An evening of dance; the festival's dedicated dance night with a tea dance after the show.
Royal Gala night with the NYMT
Sun 28 Jul Join us for this glamorous night with the National Youth Music Theatre’s production of Whistle Down the Wind. 11
IYAF HIGHLIGHTS Iyaf 2013 Festival Pass
£90 adults £45 concessions The festival pass allows you entry to every production and event at IYAF and entitles you to membership of the Festival Club:
National Youth Music Theatre
Our Friends Records
Wed 17 Jul OFR & RUMPSTEPPERS bring you a night of 1920's fancy dress, brilliant live music from Tankus The Henge and headlining: The Correspondents.
• First to receive offers and discounts. Whistle Down • Opportunities to meet cast and The Wind production team of various productions. • Festival wristband. • Free IYAF t-shirt. • 25% off all bottled beer / cider and glasses of wine at the Café at the Rose Theatre. Buy in person at the Box Office. For full details of all IYAF events or to book tickets, please visit: rosetheatrekingston.org/iyaf 12
Wed 24–Sun 28 Jul
NYMT’s 1993 production of Richard Taylor’s magnificent musical won high acclaim and was described as 'the heart-warming must-see show of the season.' (Standard). Don’t miss this new production of Whistle Down The Wind, performed by over 100 of the UK’s most talented young performers.
'I’m delighted and honoured to become a Patron of IYAF. Good luck to all participants and all productions.' Sheridan Smith
Page One Theatre
Thu 18, Tue 23, Wed 24 Jul A city rat watches the pigeons from under Waterloo Bridge and wishes he could join them in the sky. A poignant tale of longing, loneliness and love to inspire children and adults alike. Suitable for 4+ Rose Youth Theatre
Kesho Amahoro (Peace Tomorrow) Fri 26–Sun 28 Jul
Founded in 2009 in Kenya, Chicken Knitters create innovative and thought provoking musicals that raise awareness of social issues. Two groups of young performers from Africa and the UK come together to bring this sensational musical to life.
Sat 20 & Mon 22 Jul
In war-torn Arabia, a young woman risks her life to save her town. Each night she must melt the dark heart of her husband with tales from her childhood of a very different Arabia; a magical land of genies, enchanted caves, exotic spices and the searing desert sun.
Thu 25–Fri 26 Jul Set in 1980s London, this is a story about growing up, staying young, keeping the wonder, staying true, and never forgetting: the moon is always lonelier than you. 13
LET ME IN The Rose is committed to work by, for and about young people with a range of learning disabilities. Once again, the Rose’s mini festival Let Me In celebrates this work, catering for young children from local special schools with a range of profound and multiple learning disabilities. ‘For many reasons, I care about young people with learning disabilities and I’m proud of what the Rose does for this often neglected group’ Stephen Unwin Mon 1 Jul
Atl & Voice Care Network UK: Letting Them In A conference and workshop for teachers, parents, support staff and other carers exploring the role of voice in promoting a positive learning experience.
Oily Cart, Tube
A brand new kinaesthetic adventure for children aged 3–11 with complex disabilities in a wonderland conjured up from a fabulous variety of tubes.
My Son’s Not Rainman
Tue 2 Jul
Dysart School provides for Kingston pupils with severe learning disabilities and return to the Café at the Rose with this music based event and performance. Wed 3 Jul
Daytime workshops from this inclusive theatre company that brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to produce outstanding theatre that inspires, challenges and entertains.
A new show from comedian and single dad, John Williams; an uplifting tale about what it really means to be different. (see p. 28 for further info.)
Tommy Jessop in Blue Apple’s Hamlet, Let Me In, 2012
Thu 29 Aug– Sun 1 Sep Evenings Thu–Sat 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Sun 3pm
ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER See p. 36 for details
Youth Music Theatre UK
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Book by Gerry Flanagan Music & Lyrics by Annemarie Lewis Thomas An imaginative, dramatic and entertaining musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic coming-of-age story. The colourful cast of characters includes the young hero Pip, Miss Havisham, the blacksmith Joe Gargery, the icy Estella, Herbert Pocket, Mr Jaggers and the convict Magwitch. 15
ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE
Thu 1–Sun 4 Aug
Wed 11–Sat 14 Sep
Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort Adapted and Directed by Adam Bampton-Smith
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Aliens love underpants Of every shape and size But there are no underpants in space So here's a big surprise! This zany, hilarious tale based on the best-selling book is delightfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will entertain everyone from age 2 upwards. (50 minutes long). You'll laugh your PANTS off! aliensloveunderpants.com Aliens Love Underpants © Claire Freedman and Ben Cort 2007
‘How I long to sail’ said the tiny snail… Tall Stories, creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows bring you their latest exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father. Mixing storytelling, lots of laughs and fantastic new music played live on stage, this is a show for everyone aged 4 upwards.
'An inventive and charming adaptation' The List
WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD Tue 29 Oct–Sun 3 Nov Based on the awardwinning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own! Book early for this glittering family treat. Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of fun!
Praise for the book:
'A terrific and witty adventure' The Guardian
'Bursting with colour and verve' Daily Telegraph
The perfect half term treat!
whattheladybirdheardlive.com Illustrations copyright © Lydia Monks 2009
See diary for performance times for all children’s shows
‘There's a million people living near the Rose who can come and see a play for less than West End prices… plus, it's not such a sweat to get there.’ Peter Hall, Director Emeritus
Kingston Connections Join us for an exploration of storytelling in its broadest sense Kingston Connections will take you on a journey that draws on the creative relationships that connect our cultures, countries and continents. This fascinating programme of talks, debates, projects and performances will end on a high note on 30 June with the massed choirs of Kingston finding their voice in the Big Sing. Programmed by Kingston University, rbk, Rose Theatre, Creative Youth and Community Partners. More details from the Rose website. 20
Dumbshow: The Pearl Rose Theatre, Auditorium Fri 28 Jun 10.30am & 7.30pm £10, £8 concessions
When impoverished pearl-diver Kino finds the ‘pearl of the world’ he believes his family’s life will be transformed. Seduced by the pearl’s beauty and promise of riches, he’s blind to the danger of possessing something that everyone else wants.
Last Man Standing: the story of my life in politics Rose Theatre, Auditorium Tue 25 Jun 8pm £10, £8 concessions Having spent 13 years and 11 days in government, Jack Straw has insights aplenty to offer into the complex but always fascinating world of party politics and government. To mark the publication of his autobiography, Last Man Standing, he give his personal take on the last 40 years in British politics.
The Big Sing
Rose Theatre, Auditorium & Market Place Sun 30 Jun 12am–4pm Free! Join us for this spectacular outdoor music event. At 12 noon there will be an open rehearsal at the Rose Theatre with assorted choir leaders. In the afternoon choirs will perform their own songs in venues and outdoor spaces around the town, coming together for The Big Sing at 3.30pm in the Market Place.
Kingston Green Fair & Walk a Mile in my Shoes Kingston Museum Fri Jun 14–Sun Jul 7
Two exhibitions celebrating narratives and folk tales. Kingston Green Fair celebrates pioneering local thought which changed the environmental movement forever. Walk a Mile in my Shoes celebrates the shoes that are important to our community and their stories.
Rose Theatre, Gallery Sat 29 & Sun 30 Jun 10am–6pm £10 per day, £18 for 2 days A 2 day seminar, curated by Smoking Apples, pushing the boundaries of puppetry, exploring how it is used to tell stories and how it is perceived. The seminar will focus on puppetry being valued as a form that can bring depth and imaginative storytelling to the forefront of modern performance. 21
ROSE PLUS Rose Plus is a programme of learning and participation which aims to make theatre exciting and accessible to everyone. Visit rosetheatrekingston.org for more details.
Rose Young Company Weekend classes £140 per term (by audition only)
In an auditioned performance company for ages 11–18, explore challenging plays with talented practitioners. This is the place for serious young actors to stretch their muscles and develop their talent.
Rose Acting Workshops Tue & Wed eves £100 per term
A brand new course of skills-based classes for ages 11–18. With fun, physical and challenging classes, this is perfect for busy young people who love drama, but don’t want the pressure of performance. Revel in new found confidence and lifelong friendships!
'Great friends, top directors… I have loved feeling part of a group that is so integral to the Rose community.' Ciara Morris, Rose Plus participant
Rose Plus Players
For younger children up to age 11, this wonderful class focuses on selfconfidence, voice and literacy skills.
Our resident adult acting group. Study professional technique and get stuck into a play for an end-of-term performance.
Sundays £100 per term
Rose Plus Academy
Mon 26–Sat 31 Aug Mon 28 Oct – Sat 2 Nov £175 per course (by audition only) An extraordinary opportunity for 16-21 year olds who want a career in acting to get a taste of professional training.
Every Mon (check website for dates) 7pm–9.30pm £200
Rose Plus Summer Dates and prices vary
There are a few places left on our very popular summer courses - check the website for details and don’t delay!
Rose Plus Playwriting Every Tue (check website for dates) 7–9.30pm £200
Playwright Stephen Brown guides a small group through the fundamentals of writing for the stage. Come and write a play in twelve weeks! 23
‘It’s one of my favourite theatres, with its vast stage and friendly staff… the productions are never less than interesting, and sometimes remarkable’ Simon Hoggart, The Guardian
CAFÉ AT THE ROSE The Café at the Rose is proud to support local producers and suppliers who provide us with fresh home baked goods. Join us for a cup of our own blend Fairtrade coffee and a slice of decadent cake or a light lunch and a glass of wine from our new and exciting wine list. With free events for people of all ages, the Café at the Rose is an artisan oasis, offering something for everyone right in the heart of Kingston.
‘A fantastic place to meet friends before the performance and also to refuel and relax during a busy day in the town’ Catherine Thorne, Teddington 26
Regular CAFÉ events Swing Dance
Last Sunday of the month 2pm–5pm Check website for details
Every Mon 11.15am Bring the little ones for a free morning of rhyming, singing and laughter.
Jazz First Tuesdays First Tuesday of every month Free lunchtime music. Check website for details
Craft Tea & Cake
Tue 9 Jul & 10 Sep 2.30–5pm Check website for details
Babies & Toddlers Mon & Tue from 10.15am Please contact Gill at: email@example.com
Variety Café Wednesdays, monthly Free lunchtime music. Check website for details
Café at the Rose opening hours Mon–Fri from 10am, Sat 11am Lunches available from 12 noon. Pre-show snacks available from 6–7pm. Jazz First Tuesdays & Variety Café presented in conjunction with Kingston University
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Oysterband Wed 26 Jun 7.30pm Oysterband make modern, folkbased British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Since 1978 they've toured internationally and made 13 studio albums, collecting five BBC Folk Awards along the way. Music for the head, the heart & the trousers. And still improving in the bottle.
MY SON'S NOT RAINMAN Mon 1 Jul 7.30pm John Williams is a 41 year old comedian and single dad. His son is 11 years old and autistic... he isn't a genius. His only special power is making his dad laugh. A lot. This is their true story of life in a chaotic world neither of them will ever truly understand.
IN THE CAFÉ AT THE ROSE Fri 5 Jul, Sat 14 Sep, & Sat 2 Nov Doors: 7pm Music: 8.30pm A chance to dance to some of Britain's finest jazz musicians. Returning to the Café at the Rose will be the amazing singer Cleveland Watkiss with The Heads and Feet House Band.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND Sun 7 Jul 3pm The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are in constant demand throughout the world for concert appearances. Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing your favourite classics with passion and style!
Melos Sinfonia & Helios Chamber Opera
Wed 31 Jul 7.30pm An exciting new production of Walton's opera The Bear paired with two new chamber operas Bare and Red as Blood by up-and-coming composers Philip Ashworth and Joel Rust. Featuring some of the UK's most exciting emerging operatic talent.
AN EVENING WITH
RUTH RENDELL Sun 8 Sep 7pm Join us for an evening with the creator of the iconic fictional detective Chief Inspector Wexford. This is a unique opportunity to hear Ruth Rendell talk about her long and successful career in writing wrongs, and to hear about her new Wexford novel No Manâ€™s Nightingale. 29
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Stewart Lee MUCH A-STEW ABOUT NOTHING Tue 10 Sep 7.30pm Following the sell-out Carpet Remnant World, acclaimed writer and comedian Stewart Lee presents a mixed stew of unrelated ideas in preparation for his 2014 TV series. See it live so you can begin the backlash ahead of transmission. 'Superlative' Metro
THE COMEDY STORE Sun 29 Sep & Sun 27 Oct 7.30pm Every famous comic has graced The Comedy Store's stage at some point in the last thirty years and their critically acclaimed shows remain the place to see the stars of tomorrow, today.
Richard Durrant THE GUITAR WHISPERER Sun 6 Oct 7.30pm With music from JS Bach, Django Reinhardt, music from Venezuela to Romania, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, and a set of folk dances for guitar and laptop, you will see why Richard is the greatest guitarist of his generation.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
BBC BIG BAND
& CLARE TEAL CELEBRATe the BIG BAND DIVAS Sun 13 Oct 7.30pm Award-winning jazz vocalist, Clare Teal, joins the BBC Big Band for a celebration of the legendary leading ladies of the Big Band stage - from Ella Fitzgerald to Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee. Feel-good music inspired by the most glamorous women in Jazz!
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live! Sun 20 Oct 7.30pm Join Simon Jones as Arthur Dent and Mitch Benn as Zaphod Beeblebrox with favourites from the legendary Radio and TV casts. VIP Guest Voice Of The Book to be announced. www.hitchhikerslive.com created by Douglas Adams
Soldier’s Wives Mon 28 Oct 7.30pm Sarah Daniels’ funny, moving and gripping tale with one of TV’s finest and well known drama series actors in this explosive one woman show, nominated for Best Solo Performance at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012. Part of the performance fee for this production will be donated by the Producer to HELP for HEROES.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
London Community Gospel Choir Sun 3 Nov 7.30pm A night of enriching, inspirational, soul edifying gospel music as LCGC take us through their 30 year journey with momentous songs and narrative, described by The Independent as â€˜spine-tingling vocal work!'
LESLEY GARRETT and EMMA JOHNSON
Sun 10 Nov 7.30pm Emma and Lesley together onstage is a mouth-watering prospect. Supported by pianist Andrew West, they focus on the natural melody of folk song and of great composers like Schubert and Handel, Gershwin and Puccini.
National Youth Jazz Orchestra Sat 16 Nov 7.30pm
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Familiar big band flagwavers sit alongside specially commissioned new arrangements. From a hard-swinging rhythm section to a raft of hugely talented young soloists and special guests, this is a big band in very good form, fresh from a triumphant night at the 2012 BBC Proms.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
AN EVENING WITH
Pam Ayres Mon 18 Nov 7.30pm
Pam Ayres’ hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of everyday life, and for the absurdity therein, makes for an art that hides art. Her latest show coincides with the publication of her new book of poetry, copies of which she will be signing after the show.
FASCINATING AïDA Tue 19 Nov 7.30pm Following a sold-out 2012 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with a brand new show.
Sandi Toksvig Sat 23 Nov 7.30pm Sandi Toksvig - comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, show-off and international treasure - continues her smash hit, sell-out solo tour. Sandi will be signing copies of her new novel Valentine Gray after this uniquely witty evening of stand-up, stories and fascinating facts.
TICKET PRICES band
Fri & Sat eve
Mon–Thu eves & Sat mat
Tue–Thu eves & Sat mat
Fri & Sat eve
Tue–Thu eves & mats
Aliens Love Underpants
The Snail and The Whale
What the Ladybird Heard
John Williams – My Son's Not Rainman
JazzLiveDance in the Café at the Rose
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
An Evening with Ruth Rendell
On the Door
BBC Big Band
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
London Community Gospel Choir
The Snow Gorilla
National Youth Jazz Orchestra
No fees are payable when booking in person at the box office. An additional £1 per ticket booking fee and £1.60 per booking transaction fee are payable when booking online and by phone. Restricted View Because of the varying kinds of events that we present, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times and seating plans may vary. Please check when booking. Signed Performances we are unable to guarantee the position of the Signer at point of booking, but where possible our ushers will be happy to accommodate you should you find your seat unsatisfactory on arrival. Upper Circle This will be held off sale for certain perfomances. Please check at time of booking.
SEATING PLAN upper circle circle STALLS PIT SEATED CUSHIONS
Photo: Chris Pearsall
special offers ROSE LOYALTY Buy a Rose Loyalty card (only £45) and enjoy priority booking, great ticket deals and savings on drinks and food. You also get amazing deals with some of our corporate partners. Great Expectations 2 tickets for the price of 1 on Thu 29 & Fri 30 Aug Daytona £19 best available seat Mon 2 & Tue 3 Sep Ghosts £19 best available seat Mon–Thu & Sat matinees Oedipussy £19 best available seat Tue 15–Thu 17 Oct Medea 2 tickets for the price of 1 on Tue 12 & Wed 13 Nov The Snow Gorilla £19 best available seat Mon–Thu
ROSE SAVER Book two shows and save £2 per ticket. Book three shows and save £3 per ticket. Book four shows and save £4 per ticket. Valid Mon–Thu, tickets must be booked simultaneously and apply to shows marked Rose Saver.
Bentalls 10% off in store Jamie’s Italian 20% off food and a free glass of prosecco Strada 20% off food Waterstones 15% discount on full price books Hart’s Boatyard 2 courses for £12.50 Kingston Tour Guides 50% off guided walks Turks Launches Concessionary travel for any single or return trip
CARLUCCIO'S For just £30 per person: get the best seat available for Ghosts and a three-course meal at any local branch of Carluccio’s. Valid Mon–Thu, tables must be booked in advance at the restaurant of your choice. All offers are subject to availability. Terms and conditions will apply. 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit rosetheatrekingston.org (bkg fee).
For just £69.50 per person: get the best available seat for Ghosts and a room at the Holiday Inn with breakfast included.
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BOOKING INFO How to Book
rosetheatrekingston.org (bkg fee) 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) Rose Theatre 24–26 High Street, Kingston kt1 1hl Tickets also available to purchase from Open seven days a week, the Ticket Centre is located at John Lewis’ Gift List desk, between the Toy department and THE PLACE TO EAT restaurant. Customers can book and then collect their tickets on the day of the performance from the Rose.
Mon–Sat 10am–8pm (6pm nonperformance days), Sun, one hour prior to a performance only. We regret bookings for future shows will stop 30 mins before a performance begins. Pre-order your ice creams, programmes and merchandise with your tickets.
Discounts, Concessions & Special Offers
Only one discount per ticket, subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. No discounts on pit cushion prices. Over 60, unwaged, entertainment union, children under 16yrs and students £3 off.
Groups of 10+ enjoy generous discounts on some shows and a specially discounted price for some midweek matinees.
Schools, Colleges & Universities
From £8 on selected performances
for groups of 10 or more, 11th teacher ticket free in every 10.
Children & Babies
We will not charge admission for babies under 18 months old, but a free ticket must be collected from the Box Office. Prams/buggies may be stored in the foyer at the owner’s risk.
Pit Cushion Places
From £8, situated in the area directly in front of the stage. Borrow a cushion or bring your own.
Patrons with disabilities enjoy half price tickets. The Rose is a fully accessible organisation and we welcome everyone.
• 10 wheelchair spaces in the
auditorium (stalls and circle)
• Blue Badge parking in
High Street and Rose car park
• Level access into the Rose and Café at the Rose.
• Accessible toilets on every floor • Lift access to all floors • Low counter at the Box Office • Automatic entrance doors Sensory Access
A digital hearing system is available for patrons with a hearing aid, and Sennheiser headsets for patrons without a hearing aid. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome. Please let us know in advance so we can provide a dog-sitter and water bowl.
Please contact us in advance to discuss how we can help make your visit as comfortable as possible on 08444 821 556 or email access@ rosetheatrekingston.org. Visit rosetheatrekingston.org/access 37
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If you can spare four or more hours a month and would like to become involved in the operational activity of the Rose, then please let us know. It’s fun, sociable and provides the ideal opportunity for skills sharing.
Robert O’Dowd Chief Executive
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THANK YOU Rose Theatre Kingston is grateful to the Royal Borough of Kingston, Kingston University and our many sponsors, donors, volunteers and Friends for their support of the Rose. Corporate Sponsors
Loyalty Partners Hart's Boatyard
Director’s Circle Felix Dennis; Marit Mohn; Ian Page; Lady Sainsbury of Turville; Anthony & Marjorie Simonds-Gooding; Rosemary & Philip Swatman; Robert Westlake Benefactors Mark & Priscilla Austen; Christopher Foy; Sandy Gavshon; Agnes & Julian HewittSmith; Martin & Kathryn Higgs; Libby & Barry Johnstone; Janice Lee / NYC; Sky Rossetti Styron Palmer-Challis; Bob Steed Patrons Nic & Christine Beale; Michael & Rosemary Bibby; John & Francine Brooks; Timothy Combe; Michael & Mary Davison; Timothy Doyle; Baroness Hamwee; Wanda & Simon Higman; David Kester; Peter & Anne Lawrence; Patrick
Kingston Tour Guides
& Marion O’Donovan; Ian & Mary Reid; Donald Rogers; Jenny Titterton; Monica & Peter Unwin Trusts & Foundations David Harding Foundation; D’Oyly Carte Foundation; Garfield Weston Foundation; The Golden Bottle Trust; John Coates Charitable Trust; The Louisa Lewisohn Memorial Trust; Mercer’s Charitable Foundation; The Noël Coward Foundation; Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust; Sandra Charitable Trust; The Watson Family Foundation; William Allen Young Charitable Trust Thanks to Ian & Wendelien Bellinger, Will Bland & Tricia Welch Bland, Lord Rix, the Rose Friends and all who wish to remain anonymous
GETTING HERE 24–26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey kt1 1hl
The Rose is less than a 10 minute walk from Kingston station or a 10 minute bus ride from Surbiton station. Kingston is 30 minutes from Waterloo. Fast trains run from Waterloo to Surbiton. Plan your journey and book your tickets. Visit southwesttrains.co.uk or call 0845 6000 650
Driving & Parking
The Rose is not recognised by older Satnav systems. If dropping off, use kt1 1lb Kingston Police Station. The Rose Car Park is on East Lane kt1 2nn. kingston.gov.uk/parking. Open until midnight.
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CULTURAL QUARTER 1
A vibrant centre for the performing arts located in the heart of Kingston in a beautiful riverside setting.
Rose Car Park
Situated on East Lane, only 2 minutes walk from the Theatre, shops and restaurants.
Circular neo-georgian landmark building opposite the ancient monument, Clattern Bridge.
Seven Saxon kings are traditionally said to have been crowned at Kingston, while seated on this large stone.
Housed in a beautiful, turn of the century building with three permanent exhibitions and an art gallery.
Dates from 13th century, with two permanent and regular visiting markets including a Christmas and Continental Market.
All Saints Church
A focal point of the town, there has been a church on this site since the 9th century.
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Rose Theatre Kingston
Hippodrome Market House & Gallery Arthur Cotterell Theatre Bentall Centre John Lewis Principal Restaurant Sponsor
Drama has always been a huge part of Italian life. The street is a stage in Italy; it presents the opportunity to create a spectacle at any given moment.
At Carluccio’s, this spirited approach makes us who we are. We’re noisy about food. We taste it, we try it, we argue about it until it’s exactly right. It’s the Italian way – and it’s how we’ve worked since 1991.
For a taste of good food and drama pop into one of our Caffès for a warm Italian welcome!
Illustration: Matt Johnstone
welcome to kingston's
culturAL quarter We're proud to be at the heart of Kingston's Cultural Quarter. There is so much to see and do, and such a variety of attractions on our doorstep that you'll be spoilt for choice.
DIARY: AT A GLANCE june Wed 26 Oysterband Mon 24– Kingston Connections Sun 30
july Mon 1– Wed 3 Mon 1 Fri 5 Sun 7 Thu 11– Sun 28 Wed 31
7.30pm Let Me In Festival My Son's Not Rainman JazzLiveDance Grimethorpe Colliery Band International Youth Arts Festival Melos Sinfonia & Helios Chamber Opera
7.30pm 8.30pm 3pm
august Thu 1 Fri 2 Sat 3
Sun 4 Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 31
Aliens Love Underpants Aliens Love Underpants Aliens Love Underpants Aliens Love Underpants Aliens Love Underpants Aliens Love Underpants Aliens Love Underpants Aliens Love Underpants Aliens Love Underpants Great Expectations Great Expectations Great Expectations Great Expectations Great Expectations
1.30pm 4pm 11am 1.30pm 11am 1.30pm 4pm 11am 2pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm
september Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14
Great Expectations Daytona Daytona Daytona Daytona Daytona Daytona Daytona Daytona An Evening with Ruth Rendell Stewart Lee The Snail and The Whale The Snail and The Whale The Snail and The Whale The Snail and The Whale The Snail and The Whale The Snail and The Whale The Snail and The Whale The Snail and The Whale The Snail and The Whale
3pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 4.30pm 1.30pm 4.30pm 11am 1.30pm 11.30am 2pm 4.30pm
Sat 14 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Mon 23 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30
JazzLiveDance Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts The Comedy Store Ghosts
8.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm
october Tue 1 Wed 2 Thu 3 Fri 4 Sat 5
Sun 6 Mon 7 Tue 8 Wed 9 Thu 10 Fri 11 Sat 12 Sun 13 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri 25 Sat 26
Ghosts 7.30pm Ghosts 7.30pm Ghosts 2.30pm Ghosts 7.30pm Ghosts 7.30pm Ghosts 1pm Ghosts 2.30pm Ghosts 7.30pm Richard Durrant: The Guitar 7.30pm Whisperer Ghosts 7.30pm Ghosts 7.30pm Ghosts 7.30pm Ghosts 2.30pm Ghosts 7.30pm Ghosts 7.30pm Ghosts 2.30pm Ghosts 7.30pm Big Band Divas 7.30pm Oedipussy 7.30pm Oedipussy 7.30pm Oedipussy 2.30pm Oedipussy 7.30pm Oedipussy 7.30pm Oedipussy 2.30pm Oedipussy 7.30pm The Hitchhikers Guide to 7.30pm the Galaxy Radio Show Live! Mansfield Park 7.30pm Mansfield Park 7.30pm Mansfield Park 2.30pm Mansfield Park 7.30pm Mansfield Park 7.30pm Mansfield Park 2.30pm Mansfield Park 7.30pm
touch tour signed performance Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30 Thu 31
captioned performance Audio-described performance
The Comedy Store Catherine Shipton: Soldier's Wives What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard
7.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 4.30pm 11am 1.30pm 11am 1.30pm
november Fri 1 Sat 2
Sun 10 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Mon 18 Tue 19 Sat 23 Fri 29 Sat 30
What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard JazzLiveDance What the Ladybird Heard What the Ladybird Heard London Community Gospel Choir Lesley Garrett & Emma Johnson: The Trio Medea Medea Medea Medea Medea Medea National Youth Jazz Orchestra An Evening with Pam Ayres Fascinating AĂda: Charm Offensive Sandi Toksvig: My Valentine The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla
11am 1.30pm 11.30am 2pm 4.30pm 8.30pm 11.30am 1.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm
Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sat 15 Mon 16 Tue 17 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Tue 24 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31
The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla
5pm 7pm 2pm 5pm 12pm 5pm 11am 1.30pm 11am 5pm 5pm 2pm 5pm 12pm 5pm 11am 5pm 11am 5pm 2pm 5pm 2pm 7pm 12pm 5pm 5pm 11am 5pm
january Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4
7.30pm 7pm 5pm
The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla
1.30pm 5pm 2pm 2pm 7pm 2pm
december0pm Sun 1 Mon 2 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10 Thu 12
The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla The Snow Gorilla
5pm 7pm 5pm 1.30pm 5pm 7pm 1.30pm 5pm 12pm 5pm 5pm 1.30pm 11am
Rose Theatre Kingston's Autumn 2013 season brochure