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CONTENTS

DRAMA

03 04 05 06 08 12 13 14

The Vortex Rutherford & Son Twelfth Night & The Taming of the Shrew Smack Family Robinson A Day In The Death of Joe Egg We'll Meet Again & Best Of British Not Until We Are Lost Great Expectations

FAMILY PRODUCTIONS 22 22 23 23

The Gruffalo's Child Spot's Birthday Party Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales Aliens Love Underpants

COMMUNITY

18 Rose Plus+

15 15 15 32

SPECIAL EVENTS Kingston Connections Let Me In IYAF Time To Talk

ONE NIGHT ONLY 26 Music, Comedy & more…

REGULAR FEATURES

16 Culture Café 34 Ticket Prices 36 Special Offers 44 Diary: At a Glance


HELLO And welcome to Summer 2013 at the Rose. The Rose is a cultural centre for people from across South West London and beyond. We’re celebrating our sixth year with our most ambitious season yet. There really is something for everyone, including three fresh Rose Theatre Productions, brilliant visiting companies and a range of work for young children and teenagers. We also have music and comedy of all kinds and for all tastes, as well as festivals, celebrations, talks and special events. We put our audiences at the centre of everything we do: you’re not just our customers, you’re our friends. Come and join us.

Stephen Unwin Artistic Director


Cast includes

Kerry Fox

David Dawson

James Dreyfus


ROSE PRODUCTIONS

NOËL COWARD’S

THE VORTEX Thu 7 Feb – Sat 2 Mar

Directed by Stephen Unwin

Evenings Mon–Sat 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm (excl. 7 Feb) Press Night Wed 13 Feb 7pm

What do you do if your mother’s boyfriend is the same age as you?

ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER

CARLUCCIO'S See p. 36 for details

See diary for details

Described as ‘un peu shocking’, Noël Coward’s youthful drama was a huge, but scandalous, success at its premiere. The relationship between the decadent, drug-addicted Nicky Lancaster and his flamboyant mother, Florence, still packs an extraordinary punch. Stephen Unwin’s fresh and radical production features the award-winning international film actress Kerry Fox, and David Dawson and Sophie Rundle, two of our most brilliant young stars. The cast also includes the much-loved James Dreyfus (The Thin Blue Line, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Notting Hill) and Helen Atkinson Wood (Mrs Miggins in Blackadder the Third).

‘An evening that memorably moves from cocktails and laughter to the rawest of drama’ The Daily Telegraph In association with

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VISITING PRODUCTIONS

Barrie Rutter Photo: Nobby Clark

Tue 19 – Sat 23 Mar Evenings Tue–Sat 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm

ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER See p. 36 for details

See diary for details

NORTHERN BROADSIDES

RUTHERFORD & SON By Githa Sowerby Edited by Blake Morrison Directed by Jonathan Miller Northern Broadsides bring its trademark gritty, no-nonsense approach to this astonishing play that sees Artistic Director, Barrie Rutter, taking the role of the imperious John Rutherford.

'Riveting, powerful theatre’ The Stage 04


VISITING PRODUCTIONS

Twelfth Night (2012) Photo: Manuel Harlan

Tue 23 – Sat 27 Apr Twelfth Night Tue & Fri 7.30pm Sat 2pm The Taming of the Shrew Wed, Thu & Sat 7.30pm Thu 2pm Post Show Discussion Tue 23 Apr

ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER See p. 36 for details

See diary for details

The Taming of the Shrew (2007) Photo: Anthony Field

PROPELLER

TWELFTH NIGHT THE TAMING OF THE SHREW By William Shakespeare Directed by Edward Hall Edward Hall’s renowned Propeller returns to the Rose with two of Shakespeare’s finest comedies. Nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller.

‘Fresh, physical and utterly modern’ The Independent on Propeller UK Tour Sponsored By

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Director

Richard Wilson

Cast

Keith Allen

Denise Welch

Kate Lamb

Harry Melling

Matthew Wilson


ROSE PRODUCTIONS

SMACK FAMILY ROBINSON Thu 28 Mar – Sat 20 Apr

By Richard Bean  Directed by Richard Wilson

Evenings Mon–Sat 7.30pm (excl. 8 Apr) Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm (excl. 28 & 30 Mar) Press Night Wed 3 Apr 7pm

Richard Bean (author of the multi-award-winning sensation One Man, Two Guvnors) has relocated his outrageous black comedy to leafy, suburban Petersham.

ROSE LOYALTY

Much-loved actor Richard Wilson directs an amazing cast: Keith Allen, well known for The Comic Strip Presents..., Bodies and as Sheriff of Nottingham in the BBC's Robin Hood, and Denise Welch, familiar to everyone from her appearances in Waterloo Road and Coronation Street, the recent tour of Steel Magnolias, and winner of the men Best Actress award for The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, are the reprobate parents. Their troublesome offspring will be played by Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films), Kate Lamb and Matthew Wilson.

ROSE SAVER

CARLUCCIO'S See p. 36 for details

See diary for details

The Robinsons have run a successful – if illegal – family business since the 1960s. They have a comfortable house and expensive cars in the drive. But the younger generation aren’t like their dad. And the police are getting interested!

Contains strong language and adult content.

'The most glorious comedy on the planet' Daily Mail on Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors 07


A ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON AND LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN AND PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION

A DAY IN THE DEATH OF

JOE EGG Tue 30 Apr – Sat 18 May

By Peter Nichols Directed by Stephen Unwin

Evenings Mon–Sat 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm

‘If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.’

ROSE LOYALTY ROSE SAVER

CARLUCCIO'S See p. 36 for details

See diary for details

Bri is a school teacher. His wife, Sheila, loves amateur dramatics. But their daughter Josephine is more than they bargained for and life is getting difficult… This fast-paced black comedy blazes with the love and pain, anger and strain of a young couple raising a seriously disabled child. Highly theatrical, frequently heart wrenching and often very funny, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1967) is one of the finest plays of the modern British theatre. 2013 is a bumper year for Peter Nichols, with West End revivals of Privates on Parade (1977) and Passion Play (1981).

‘An unmistakeably great play’ The Daily Telegraph

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‘The quaint back streets of Kingston, where they came down to the water's edge, looked quite picturesque in the flashing sunlight, the glinting river with its drifting barges‌' Three Men In A Boat, Jerome K Jerome


VISITING PRODUCTIONS

WE'LL MEET BEST OF AGAIN BRITISH Wed 29–Thu 30 May

Fri 31 May–Sat 1 Jun

We’ll Meet Again is an afternoon show with a recollection of the days when music was music. It is great fun and its damp-eyed nostalgia will leave you with a warm and sentimental glow.

Starring Freddie 'Parrot Face' Davies, Radio and tv Comedy Legend, and all star cast, Best of British features some of Britain’s most talented acts.

Starring Marilyn Hill Smith from BBC Friday Night is Music Night with Andy Eastwood, a brilliant young musician now rated as England’ best exponent of the Ukulele, Adam Daye, Comedy Impressionist from Who Do You Do, and Singer Jamie Steen bringing back memories of Bing Crosby, Donald Peers and Frankie Vaughan. Matinees Wed & Thu 2.30pm

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This is pure variety and music hall, brought to Kingston by your host Duggie Chapman mbe. Watch out for a very special guest star, to be announced soon. Evenings Fri & Sat 7pm Matinees Sat 2.30pm


VISITING PRODUCTIONS

Photo: Nik Mackey

Thu 13 – Sun 16 Jun Evenings Thu & Sat 7.30pm Fri 6pm & 9pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Sun 3pm

OCKHAM’S RAZOR

NOT UNTIL WE ARE LOST This breathtaking 60 minute performance brings the audience into the heart of the action, as images unfold above and around, creating physically and emotionally affecting environments that question how solid, how fixed is the world around us? Returning to the Rose, award-winning aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor mix circus, physical theatre and narrative story-telling in a series of short stories exploring what it is to be lost. The performance features an original score, performed by a 20-strong choir put together specially from the local community. 13


VISITING PRODUCTIONS

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.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

KINGSTON CONNECTIONS Mon 24–Sun 30 Jun

A story begins… Join us for an exploration of storytelling. 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.

Photo: tanglephotography.co.uk

LET ME IN Mon 1–Wed 3 Jul Once again, the Rose presents Let Me In, a mini festival of work for – and sometimes by – people with a range of learning disabilities.

IYAF Thu 11 –Sun 28 Jul The International Youth Arts Festival, organised by Creative Youth, is rapidly becoming one of the largest and most diverse youth events in the country. In 2012, 7000 young people came together from over 20 countries to celebrate over three weeks. Join us in 2013 as the streets and venues of Kingston come alive with young people showcasing the very best in youth arts.


THE FRENCH TARTE AT THE ROSE

CULTURE CAFÉ Since opening eleven years ago, The French Table has won numerous accolades, including the Best London Restaurant in The Good Food Guide (2010). Sarah and Eric Guignard launched The French Tarte in 2011. The French Tarte offers a range of delicious platters, sandwiches, quiches, light bites and patisserie all day and early evening. Children’s lunch bags (just £4) include a sandwich, a carton of juice, a piece of fruit and a sweet treat, available for The Gruffalo's Child, Spot's Birthday Party, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales and Aliens Love Underpants. Culture Café Opening Hours Mon–Fri from 10am, Sat 11am Lunches available from 12 noon. Pre-show snacks available from 6–7pm. For full details of free music events, visit rosetheatrekingston.org/visit 16


‘…a wonderful welcome and relaxed atmosphere in the café… the quirky furniture gives real character and we love the live music at lunchtimes…’ Mr David Knights, Customer

REGULAR CULTURE CAFÉ EVENTS Rhyme Time

Babies & Toddlers

Jazz Concert

Jazz Concert

First Tuesday of every month Check website for details

Wednesdays, monthly Check website for details

Every Mon 11.15am Bring the little ones for a free morning of rhyming, singing and laughter.

Jazz First Tuesdays

Mon & Tue from 10.15am Please contact Gill at: cellogill@hotmail.com

Variety Café

Jazz First Tuesdays & Variety Café presented in conjunction with Kingston University

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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.

Playwriting

Every Tue (check website for dates) 7pm–9.30pm £200 Playwright Stephen Brown guides a small group through the fundamentals of writing for the stage, from characterisation and dialogue, to collaborating with directors and presenting work. This course will challenge you to write a play over twelve weeks.

Players

Every Mon (check website for dates) 7pm–9.30pm £200 Our resident adult (over 18) acting group study professional technique, explore the great practitioners and rehearse a classic play for an end-ofterm showing. The course requires commitment, but the reward is enormous. You’ll gain unique insights into the theatre and make new friends on the way. 18


'One of the most insightful and enjoyable courses I have ever done' Lizzie on Academy 2012

Academy

Mon 18–Sat 23 Feb 16–21 years 9.30am–6pm £175 An extraordinary opportunity for young people considering a career in acting, this is an intensive week working with experienced practitioners on the artistic and vocational challenges of the profession. By audition only. Please email ciaranm@rosetheatrekingston.org for more information.

Spring

Rose Plus Summer

Check website for Summer dates A great experience for every young person with an interest in acting and theatre. Led by inspiring teachers and directors, we offer a range of experiences from two-day courses to intensive ‘play-in-a-week’ workshops.

Rose Youth Theatre

Meets every weekend and performs in all the spaces at the Rose.

Poetry Parties

Mon 18 Feb–Tue 19 Feb 8–10 years Wed 20 Feb–Thu 21 Feb 10–12 years Fri 22 Feb–Sat 23 Feb 11–13 years 10am–5pm £65

Bring together people of all ages for a celebration of the spoken word.

A lightning-quick introduction to stage-acting, leading up to the performance of a specially written short play. Great fun, you will meet new friends and develop skills for life.

Attract top quality artists to lead workshops.

Take Part Tasters

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Spacious and versatile, the Culture CafĂŠ is the perfect place to catch a fabulous free programme of music and events, enjoy pre-show drinks or a mid-week catch up with friends over lunch or a coffee.


FAMILY PRODUCTIONS

THE GRUFFALO’S SPOT’S CHILD BIRTHDAY PARTY Thu 14 –Sat 17 Mar

Fri 7–Sun 9 Jun

Adapted from the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Adapted & directed by David Wood Based on the books by Eric Hill

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... or does he? Tall Stories Theatre Company return with this magical, musical adaptation, for age 3 upwards (55 minutes long).

'Fun, daft and a little scary!’ HHHH Time Out www.gruffaloschildlive.com All illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler 2004, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

See diary for details See diary for performance times for all childrens shows

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It's Spot's birthday – come dressed for a party and bring a homemade birthday card for Spot! All Spot’s friends will be here: Steve the Monkey, Helen the Hippo and Tom the Crocodile, as well as Spot’s mum and dad, Sally and Sam. Special guest Marco the Rabbit Magician will ensure there’s never a dull moment. Musical fun for everyone, from age 2 upwards (55 minutes long).

‘The fun is very infectious’ Richmond and Twickenham Times


FAMILY PRODUCTIONS

TIDDLER & OTHER ALIENS LOVE TERRIFIC TALES UNDERPANTS Thu 27 Jun

Thu 1–Sun 4 Aug

Adapted from the best-selling books by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort Written & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith

Award-winning Scamp Theatre return with funky moves, toe tapping tunes and guaranteed giggles.

Aliens love underpants In every shape and size But there are no underpants in space So here's a big surprise!

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from their best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. For everyone aged 3 upwards.

‘A perfect children’s show’ HHHH The British Theatre Guide

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! www.aliensloveunderpants.com Aliens Love Underpants © Claire Freedman and Ben Cort 2007

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‘The Rose in Kingston upon Thames is a wonder. The curved foyers are instantly pleasing, like a snug ship with steel staircases and wood floors’ Independent on Sunday


ONE NIGHT ONLY

THE COMEDY STORE Sun 24 Feb 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.

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

ABRIDGED

Sun 10 Mar 7.30pm Whether you are a Gilbert and Sullivan fan or don’t really know who they are, this show will have you laughing in the aisles, offering as much zany humour as can be found while performing all 14 operettas, from The Mikado through to hms Pinafore in one hilarious topsy-turvy evening!

UNMYTHABLE Mon 11 Mar 7.30pm Set sail with Jason and the Argonauts on an unforgettable journey through all the greatest Greek myths. Meet Midas after the gold ran out and discover what really happened in that wooden horse... a night of awardwinning theatre, storytelling, comedy and songs.

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

JAZZLIVEDANCE AT THE CULTURE CAFÉ Fri 15 Mar & Fri 5 Jul Doors: 7pm Music: 8.30pm A chance to dance to some of Britain's finest jazz musicians. Returning to the Culture Café will be the amazing singer Cleveland Watkiss with The Heads and Feet House Band.

MICHAELA STRACHAN'S

REALLY WILD ADVENTURES Sun 7 Apr 3pm

Photo: Simon Nash

Adapted from her book of children's poetry, Michaela Strachan takes families on a delightful 60 minute journey through an alphabet jungle of animal rhymes.

SEAN LOCK

PURPLE VAN MAN Sun 14 Apr 7.30pm

Photo: Mark Johnson

We know what ‘white van man’ thinks about the world, but it’s time to hear from ‘purple van man’. Filled with gags, opinions, sharp observations and silly voices, this is Sean Lock at his best, spouting inspired nonsense as he criss-crosses the country in his purple van. Age guidance: 16+

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

ANDY PARSONS

I’VE GOT A SHED Sun 5 May 7.30pm Andy has done three sell-out National tours and in 2009 released his debut dvd, Britain’s Got Idiots, followed up by Gruntled in 2011. This, his fourth show, is his favourite yet – come and get your dopamine fix. Age guidance: 16+

LOVING LINDA Sun 12 May 7pm The fifth concert in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer in memory of comedian Linda Smith features a superb comedy line-up including Phill Jupitus, Andy Hamilton, Stewart Lee, Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden and Jo Caulfield. With music from Carol Grimes & Dorian Ford. Age guidance: 15+

HONOR BLACKMAN AS HERSELF

Sun 19 May 7.30pm Honor Blackman’s illustrious career spans six decades. She has rarely appeared simply as herself until now. Here, in conversation with director Richard Digby Day, she will look back over her astonishing life, from her beginnings, her family, and her rise to stardom with her usual sense of humour and perspective. 28

Photo: Matt Anker


ONE NIGHT ONLY

THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND Wed 22 May 7.30pm With his 10-piece band, Chris plays a selection of his favourite jazz and blues music – from his roots in New Orleans style in ‘Bourbon Street Parade’ to the early music of Duke Ellington and beyond.

GEORGIE FAME & SONS IN CONCERT Fri 24 May 7.30pm Georgie with his much-loved blend of jazz and rhythm & blues is a legend of the British music scene. Amongst his many recordings he has had 3 No. 1 hits. 'Sends us home happy to have been in the presence of genuine cool' The Guardian.

THE SHOWSTOPPERS Sat 25 May 7.30pm A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning production. Audience suggestions spontaneously become an all-singing, all-dancing show on the spot, with hilarious results. Recently the group recorded their first Radio 4 series to great acclaim. Age guidance: 14+

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conductor: John Gibbons Flute: Emer McDonough Harp: Suzy Willison-Kawalec

Sun 26 May 7.30pm The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra makes a triumphant return to the Rose this spring with a delectable programme of classical masterpieces. Mendelssohn’s superbly crafted and atmospheric Hebrides Overture introduces Mozart’s delicate and melodious Flute and Harp Concerto. This beautiful work will be performed by two of the rpo’s celebrated principal players – flautist Emer McDonough and harpist Suzy Willison-Kawalec. Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No.7 completes the programme, a perfect demonstration of this great composer’s mastery of the symphony.

TAKE THE SPACE

STELLA

Tue 4 Jun 7.30pm A story of time and space. Two women astronomers, Jessica Bell from the 21st century and Caroline Herschel from the 18th, look up at the same night sky and find themselves colliding in their search for understanding. Each can map her position in the universe, but struggles to find her place in the world.

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

GINGER BAKER JAZZ CONFUSION Wed 5 Jun  Doors: 6.30pm Band: 8pm Ginger Baker’s formidable quartet includes funk and jazz giant Pee Wee Ellis, bassist Alec Dankworth and Ghanian percussionist Abas Dodoo. Fresh from Ronnie Scott’s, they bring their mix of jazz, fusion and African sounds to the Rose.

BALLETBOYZ Sat 22 Jun 7.30pm BalletBoyz have led the way in dance for more than a decade, thrilling audiences around the world. Join them for an entertaining and star studded evening of dance and music to celebrate their new home in Kingston. Featuring live performance and film, and special guest appearances, this will be an evening to remember.

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! 31


SPECIAL EVENTS

TIME TO TALK HUGH PETER BONNEVILLE BOWLES Fri 15 Feb 5.30pm

Tue 26 Feb 5.30pm

Hugh Bonneville is familiar to audiences around the world for his performances in films including Notting Hill and Iris and in tv series such as Twenty Twelve and Downton Abbey. Join him in conversation with Artistic Director Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin talks to the well known British actor Peter Bowles, whose work includes To the Manor Born and The Rivals. Expect a backstage look at the job of acting as it really is, and stories gleaned from his many years in the business.

(subject to filming commitments)

JONATHAN MILLER

RICHARD BEAN

Fri 22 Mar 5.30pm

Wed 17 Apr 5.30pm

Jonathan Miller started as a doctor but, following the unexpected success of Beyond the Fringe, was lured away from medicine. His career has spanned directing for television, theatre and opera while maintaining a lifelong interest in medical science and neuro-psychology.

Richard Bean, the writer of Smack Family Robinson, is one of Britain’s most successful playwrights. His many plays include Toast, Harvest (Royal Court) and the sensational award-winning National Theatre, West End and Broadway hit, One Man, Two Guvnors.

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Media Partner


Hugh Bonneville Photo: Starlight Photography.


TICKET PRICES band

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All tickets

28.5

25

22

16

8

Thu mats

20

20

15

12

8

Tue–Thu eves & mats

23

21

18

16

8

Fri & Sat eves

25

23

20

18

8

All tickets

30

25

20

16

8

Thurs mats

20

20

20

16

8

Tue–Sat eves and Sat mat

26

24

21

17

8

Thu mat

22

20

18

15

8

All tickets

28.5

25

22

16

8

Thu mats

20

20

15

12

8

We’ll Meet Again

15

15

15

15

8

Best Of British

15

15

15

15

8

Not Until We Are Lost

18

18

18

18

Great Expectations

25

20

17.5

15

8

The Gruffalo’s Child

12

12

12

12

12

Spot’s Birthday Party

12

12

12

12

10

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

12

12

12

12

10

Aliens Love Underpants

12

12

12

12

10

Advance Sales

12

12

12

12

10

On the Door

14

14

14

14

12

18.5

18.5

18.5

15

10

Unmythable

15

15

15

15

10

JazzLiveDance in the Culture Café

8

8

8

8

8

Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures

12

12

12

12

8

Sean Lock

21

21

21

21

12

Andy Parsons

15

15

15

15

10

Loving Linda

30

30

30

30

30

Honor Blackman as Herself

18

18

18

18

12

The Big Chris Barber Band

20

20

18

18

14

Georgie Fame & Sons in concert

19

19

17

17

14

The Showstoppers

15

15

15

15

12

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

32

32

25

20

12

Stella

12

12

12

12

8

17.5

17.5

17.5

17.5

15

BalletBoyz

25

21

19

15

8

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

22

22

22

22

12

Time To Talk events

5

5

5

5

5

The Vortex

Rutherford & Son

Smack Family Robinson

Twelfth Night/The Taming of the Shrew

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Comedy Store

Gilbert & Sullivan Abridged

Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion

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. The information in this brochure was correct at time of going to press. Rose Theatre reserves the right to alter the advertised programme or facilities if necessary and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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SEATING PLAN UPPER CIRCLE CIRCLE STALLS PIT SEATED CUSHIONS

STAGE

Photo: Chris Pearsall

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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. The Vortex Thu 7–Tue 12 Feb £22.50 best available seat Rutherford and Son 2 tickets for the price of 1 on Tue 19 Mar Smack Family Robinson Thu 28 Mar–Tue 2 Apr £22.50 best available seat

Bentalls 10% off many prices in store The French Table Free glass of bubbly for card holders Hart’s Boatyard Enjoy two courses for £12.50 Jamie’s Italian 10% off food and a free glass of Prosecco Kingston Tour Guides 50% off guided walks Strada 20% off your food

Propeller’s Twelfth Night & The Taming of the Shrew £5 off top price seats (excl. Thu Mat)

Turks Launches Concessionary travel for any single or return boat trip

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg All performances – best available seat £15

Waterstones 15% discount on all full price books Refer to website for T&Cs

Great Expectations 2 tickets for the price of 1 on Thu 29 & Fri 30 Aug

ROSE SAVER Book two shows and save £2 per tickets. 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.

Holiday Inn

For just £69.50 per person: get the best available seat for either The Vortex, Smack Family Robinson or A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and a room at the Holiday Inn with breakfast included. 36

CARLUCCIO'S For just £30 per person: get the best seat available for either The Vortex, Smack Family Robinson or A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and a threecourse 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).


BOOKING INFO How to Book

rosetheatrekingston.org (bkg fee) 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) Rose Theatre 24–26 High Street, Kingston kt1 1hl

Opening Hours

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

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. Hire cushions for £3 or bring your own.

Access 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 Culture Café • 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.

Learning Disabilities 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

Data Protection We would like to retain your details on our mailing list to inform you of future events, special offers and, occasionally, deals from other organisations. You will be asked if you want to receive this information. To unsubscribe, please email info@rosetheatrekingston.org with your name and address.

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SUPPORT US The Rose is home to a variety of quality and diverse live performances that entertain, engage and inspire our audiences. Having reached our landmark fifth birthday, we are in good shape to do more and to continue to push the boundaries of our cultural offerings. This wouldn’t be possible without the invaluable support of the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University and, above all, our audiences. Here’s how you can do your bit to help the Rose continue to grow:

Join Us

From just £30 as a Friend, you will receive special benefits as you help us to grow both on and off stage.

Play Your Part

Become a Production Patron and help us purchase the many props and costumes needed to bring a Rose Production to life; from shoes and sleighs to dresses and daggers.

Engage Your Business

We excel at establishing bespoke and rewarding partnerships, offering a range of membership, advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

Name a Seat

From £250 you can name a seat in our beautiful auditorium. A great way to remember a loved one, celebrate a special occasion or leave your mark at the Rose.

Hire Us

We have many spaces that may be just what you are looking for. Hold your next party, training day or meeting at the Rose.

Volunteers

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

Corporate & Individual Enquiries

0208 939 4058 / development@rosetheatrekingston.org

Hire Enquiries

0208 939 4007 / hiresandevents@rosetheatrekingston.org

Volunteers

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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

Corporate Patrons

Corporate Partners

Corporate Associates

Loyalty Partners HART'S BOATYARD

TURKS LAUNCHES

KINGSTON TOUR GUIDES

Director’s Circle Nicolaas & Barbara Brenninkmeijer; Clive Butler; Felix Dennis; Ian Page; Lady Sainsbury of Turville; Anthony & Marjorie Simonds-Gooding; Rosemary & Philip Swatman; Robert Westlake & Marit Mohn

Hackett; Baroness Hamwee; Wanda & Simon Higman; Peter Juniper; David Kester; Peter & Anne Lawrence; Patrick & Marion O’Donovan; Ian & Mary Reid; Donald Rogers; Kenneth & Rosalind Rokison; Jenny Titterton; Monica & Peter Unwin

Benefactors Christopher Foy; Sandy Gavshon; Agnes & Julian Hewitt-Smith; Martin & Kathryn Higgs; Libby Johnstone; Janice Lee / NYC; Sky Rossetti Styron Palmer-Challis; Bob Steed; Angie & Brian Willman

Trusts & Foundations John Coates Charitable Trust; D’Oyly Carte Foundation; David Harding Foundation; The Louisa Lewisohn Memorial Trust; The Noël Coward Foundation; Sandra Charitable Trust; Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust; William Allen Young Charitable Trust

Patrons Mark Austen; Nicholas & Christine Beale; Michael & Rosemary Bibby; John & Francine Brooks; Timothy Combe; Michael & Mary Davison; Timothy Doyle; Peter Gray; John

Thanks to Ian & Wendelien Bellinger, Will Bland & Tricia Welch Bland, the Rose Friends and all who wish to remain anonymous.

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GETTING HERE 24–26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey kt1 1hl

By Train

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.

By Bus

k1, k2, k3, k4, 57, 65, 71, 85, 111, 131, 213, 216, 285, 371, 406, 411, 418, 465

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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.

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Rose Car Park

Situated on East Lane, only 2 minutes walk from the Theatre, shops and restaurants.

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The Guildhall

Circular neo-georgian landmark building opposite the ancient monument, Clattern Bridge.

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Coronation Stone

Seven Saxon kings are traditionally said to have been crowned at Kingston, while seated on this large stone.

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Kingston Museum

Housed in a beautiful, turn of the century building with three permanent exhibitions and an art gallery.

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Market Place

Dates from 13th century, with two permanent and regular visiting markets including a Christmas and Continental Market.

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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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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!


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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 february Thu 7 Fri 8 Sat 9 Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15

Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28

The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex Time to Talk: Hugh Bonneville The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex Rose Plus Choir. Valentine Romantic The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Comedy Store The Vortex Time to Talk: Peter Bowles The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 6pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 6pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

march Fri 1 Sat 2 Sun 10 Mon 11 Thu 14 Fri 15

Sat 16

Sun 17 Tue 19

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The Vortex The Vortex The Vortex Gilbert and Sullivan Abridged Unmythable The Gruffalo’s Child The Gruffalo’s Child The Gruffalo’s Child The Gruffalo’s Child JazzLiveDance The Gruffalo’s Child The Gruffalo’s Child The Gruffalo’s Child The Gruffalo’s Child The Gruffalo’s Child Rutherford & Son

7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 4.30pm 11am 1.30pm 8.30pm 11.30am 2pm 4.30pm 11.30am 1.30pm 7.30pm

Wed 20 Thu 21

Fri 22

Sat 23 Thu 28 Fri 29 Sat 30

Rutherford & Son Rutherford & Son Rutherford & Son Rutherford & Son Time to Talk: Jonathan Miller Rutherford & Son Rutherford & Son Rutherford & Son Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson

7.30pm 1pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 5.30pm

Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Sean Lock Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Time to Talk: Richard Bean Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Smack Family Robinson Twelfth Night The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew Twelfth Night Twelfth Night The Taming of the Shrew A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 3pm

7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

april Mon 1 Tue 2 Wed 3 Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11

Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18

Fri 19 Sat 20 Tue 23 Wed 24 Thu 25 Fri 26 Sat 27 Tue 30

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TOUCH TOUR SIGNED PERFORMANCE

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

may Wed 1 Thu 2

Fri 3 Sat 4

Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9

Fri 10 Sat 11

Sun 12 Mon 13 Tue 14 Wed 15

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Fri 17 Sat 18

Sun 19 Wed 22 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sun 26 Wed 29

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Andy Parsons A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Loving Linda A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Honor Blackman as Herself The Big Chris Barber Band Georgie Fame In Concert The Showstoppers Royal Philharmonic Orchestra We’ll Meet Again

7pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm

Thu 30 Fri 31

Tue 4 Wed 5 Fri 7 Sat 8

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7.30pm Thu 13 7.30pm

1pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16 Sat 22 Thu 27

7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 6pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 2.30pm

Best of British Best of British Stella Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion Spot’s Birthday Party Spot’s Birthday Party Spot’s Birthday Party Spot’s Birthday Party Spot’s Birthday Party Not Until We Are Lost Not Until We Are Lost Not Until We Are Lost Not Until We Are Lost Not Until We Are Lost Not Until We Are Lost Not Until We Are Lost BalletBoyz Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales

2.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 8pm 1.30pm 10.30am 1.30pm 10.30am 1.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 6pm 9pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 3pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 4pm

JazzLiveDance 8.30pm Grimethorpe Colliery Band 3pm

august Thu 1 Fri 2 Sat 3

Sun 4 Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 31

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

2.30pm 7pm

july Fri 5 Sun 7

2.30pm 7.30pm

We’ll Meet Again Best of British

june Sat 1

7.30pm

7.30pm

PRESS NIGHT

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

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