Rose Theatre

Rose Theatre is one of the largest producing theatres in London and has established itself since its 2008 opening as one of the most exciting theatres in the UK. Our mission is to entertain audiences, elevate artists, and empower our community.


Current and forthcoming Rose productions include: The Boy at the Back of the Class based on the bestselling children’s novel by Onjali Q. Raúf, adapted by Nick Ahad, and directed by Monique Touko, touring until June; the London premiere of the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh production Macbeth (an undoing) written and directed by Zinnie Harris, after Shakespeare; The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, directed by Atri Banerjee and starring Geraldine Somerville, touring until June;, and for Christmas 2024 a new version of Robin Hood by Olivier Award winner Chris Bush and directed by UK Theatre Award winner Elin Schofield.


Recent Rose Original productions include:Shooting Hedda Gabler by Nina Segal, based on Henrik Ibsen’s classic Hedda Gabler and directed by Jeff James; A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Holly Race Roughan, co-produced with Headlong, Chichester Festival Theatre, and Octagon Theatre Bolton; Richard III directed by and starring Adjoa Andoh; The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by RTST Award winner Denzel Westley-Sanderson (nominated for four Black British Theatre Awards); The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, in a new version by Steve Waters with music by Michael Henry, directed by Christopher Haydon (nominated for Best Revival at the WhatsOnStage Awards); Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie in a new version by Evan Placey, with music & lyrics by Vikki Stone and directed by Lucy Morrell; A Christmas Carol in a new version by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, with music by Eamonn O’Dwyer, directed by Rosie Jones; Jeff James and James Yeatman’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion,featuring an explosive foam party and a soundtrack of Frank Ocean, Dua Lipa and Cardi B; Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, adapted by Rona Munro, which transferred to the West End in July 2019 following a successful UK tour; and the world premiere stage adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, My Brilliant Friend, adapted by April De Angelis, which transferred to the National Theatre in November 2019. The latter were both directed by Rose Associate Artist Melly Still.


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