What’s on at the Rose Theatre Kingston?

September 2017 to April 2018

Coming up at The Rose Theatre:
24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL
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Bowie Experience: The Golden Years Tour
Date: Fri 1 Sep

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy.

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The Night Pirates
Date: Wed 6 – Sat 16 Sep

One night, young Tom is awoken by noises outside his house. He peeps out of the window and what should he see but PIRATES… and stranger still – they’re GIRL PIRATES stealing the front of his house!

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An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson
Date: Mon 11 Sep

In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, This is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs.

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The Comedy Store: September
Date: Sun 24 Sep

Enjoy the very best in stand-up comedy at the Rose as The Comedy Store returns with the brightest talent on the UK and International circuit.

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Strictly Murder
Date: Tue 26 – Sat 30 Sep

In a world where the Third Reich is emerging as a dangerous regime, deceit, lies and subterfuge make this fast paced thriller a dark and nail-biting rollercoaster. Strictly Murder stars Brian Capron, Corrinne Wicks and Gary Turner.

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Little Red

Little Red
Date: Sat 30 Sep

A fun interactive new show specially devised for under 6’s. Little Red is a bold re-imagination of the much loved fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. Expect your favourite characters with a few surprises along the way. Little Red is a little bit silly and a whole lot of fun!

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The Real Thing
Date: Tue 3 – Sat 14 Oct

Written by Tom Stoppard | Directed by Stephen Unwin | Starring Laurence Fox. First staged in 1982, this is a clever, poignant and entertaining examination of infidelity, and a multi award-winning modern classic.

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Una Guitar Girl! Spooky Autumn Singalong
Date: Sat 14 Oct

Úna returns with more terrifying tunes for your little ghouls and boys! Little ones are encouraged to dress up in their Hallowe’en costumes and join in the spooky fun! Themed toys and props will be available, along with the chance to play with a variety of percussion instruments.

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Elegie: Rachmaninoff – A Heart In Exile
Date: Sun 15 Oct

★★★★★ ‘One of the must-see events on the musical calendar’ BBC Music Magazine. Known internationally for her ‘Composer Portraits’ in words and music, pianist Lucy Parham has created a new programme for 2016. It chronicles the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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Around The World in Eighty Days
Date: Tue 17 – Sun 22 Oct

★★★★ ‘A magnificently preposterous romp’ The Independent. Join Phileas Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock.

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The Hunting of the Snark
Date: Tue 24 – Sat 28 Oct

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome! The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds.

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The Comedy Store: September
Date: Sun 29 Oct

Enjoy the very best in stand-up comedy at the Rose as The Comedy Store returns with the brightest talent on the UK and International circuit.

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For Love or Money
Date: Tue 31 Oct – Sat 4 Nov

‘Hysterically funny…left the audience gagging for more’ The Guardian Presented by Northern Broadsides. A love triangle then; a deliciously wicked tale of rivalry and greed. Throw in a bailiff, a drunkard, a vamp, a second-hand clothes dealer and two upwardly mobile servants, and the complications multiply.

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Rules for Living
Date: Tue 7 – Sat 18 Nov

: ★★★★ ‘Ingenious and insightful’ The Times
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang.

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Ribbet Ribbet Croak
Date: Sat 11 Nov

Join Grandma and Grandpa Frog, who are planning a big surprise!
Moulded Theatre present a playful interactive performance featuring Makaton. Suitable for complex needs audiences.

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Alice in Winterland

Alice in Winterland
Date: Thu 7 Dec – Sun 7 Jan

Alice has always been brought up to believe in wonder but her life takes an unexpected turn when she is sent to live with her stern auntie… until she is visited by a White Rabbit and propelled on a quest to save Winterland! The production features professional actors alongside members of the Rose Youth Theatre.

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The Comedy Store: December
Date: Sun 10 Dec

The greatest and most influential comedy club on the planet’ Time Out
Enjoy the very best in stand-up comedy at the Rose as The Comedy Store returns with the brightest talent on the UK and International circuit. This is the place to see the stars of tomorrow.

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Rose Christmas Celebration
Date: Mon 18 Dec

Begin your Christmas festivities with our Celebration, including performances by Tiffin Children’s Chorus, Singing it back Choirs, Voice Festival UK Champions (2014) The Tiffinians, Movement Warriors Boys Dance Troupe and the internationally renowned Tiffin Boys’ Choir.

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Frozen
Date: Mon 18 Dec

Singalong fun with the Disney classic
Fun for all the family – experience Frozen on the big screen in our main auditorium. Running time 1 hour 50 mins, no interval. Please note this is a film screening only, not a hosted show.

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Noggin the Nog
Date: Thu 25 – Sun 28 Jan

In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, the Men of the Northlands sit around their great log fires and they tell a tale… The Sagas of Noggin the Nog! Silly Vikings, puppets and live music.

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Jenny Eclair – How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)
Date: Thu 1 Feb

★★★★ The Times ★★★★ Mail on Sunday. Following a complete sell-out 100 date tour, Jenny Eclair extends her hit tour for the final time.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Date: Sat 3 Feb

Beginning with the haunting rhapsodic work by Vaughan Williams – his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Cellist Kian Soltani performs Elgar’s rich Cello Concerto, with melodic, autumnal beauty remaining one of the greatest examples of English music to date.

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Date: Fri 9 – Sat 17 Feb

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller starring Phil Daniels (Les Miserables, This House, EastEnders) as the eponymous character, tells the gripping tale of Dr Jekyll and his alter-ego Mr Hyde. A Rose Theatre Kingston and Touring Consortium Theatre Company co-production

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Curtains
Date: Thu 22 Feb – Sat 17 Mar

‘One of the funniest plays…whilst also being one of the most profound and painful’ Daily Mail. A hilariously painful and moving picture of a family in turmoil. Last performed in 1987, Curtains won Stephen Bill the London Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.

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David Baddiel: My Family (Not The Sitcom)
Date: Thu 22 Mar

★★★★ ‘This is a rare production that boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears’ Evening Standard. Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide.

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George’s Marvellous Medicine
Date: Thu 27 Mar – Sun 8 Apr

Following the success of The Twits and The Witches, Rose Theatre Kingston’s magnificent new co-production with Curve, Leicester promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun.

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