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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Georges Marvellous Medicine
Wed 28 Mar – Sat 7 Apr
Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. George’s Grandmother likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do. But one day, when his parents leave him alone with the grizzly old grunion, George takes his chance and sets about creating a brand new medicine to cure her of her cruelty.
Much Ado About Nothing
Fri 13 Apr – Sun 6 May
We are pleased to announce a new stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Much Ado About Nothing, a Rose co-production with Granville & Parham Productions and antic | face, starring actress and TV presenter Mel Giedroyc.
20th Century Boy
Wed 6 – Sat 12 May
The smash hit Marc Bolan musical -This hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, comes to the Rose to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death. Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex. This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life, cut short by a cruel twist of fate.
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain
Mon 14 – Sat 19 May
Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast – until Mary Watson (wife of his former associate Dr John Watson) tracks him down, telling him she has seen her long-dead son, James, through the window of 221B Baker Street, apparently alive and well.
Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade, previously Literary Manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company, This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spiesand Relatively Speaking.
What The Ladybird Heard
Tue 29 May – Sat 3 Jun
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!
Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this glittering stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!
The Blues Band
Sat 23 Jun, 7.30pm
What does a great, lively musical tradition demand? Discipline, devotion, passion and love. Whether it’s Beethoven or B. B. King, Howlin’ Wolf or Handel, it all sounds better with a huge helping of skill, virtuosity and feeling. So when it comes to the Blues, aficionados of the genre can relax, because with The Blues Band, their music’s in good hands.
Formed in 1979 by five seasoned musicians, The Blues Band are celebrating 40 glorious years as Britain and Europe’s leading exponents of one of the greatest musical traditions of all time. It began back then with a phone call by Paul Jones, actor, singer, musician and radio presenter, no stranger to the pop charts throughout the 1960s as front man for the hugely successful Manfred Mann.
Tue 6 – Sat 17 Nov
We are delighted to announce a major new revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos starring Tom Burke. This great Romantic drama forms part of the Rose’s 10th anniversary season alongside Much Ado About Nothing starring Mel Giedroyc.
‘Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love’
Don Carlos faces the most profound of dilemmas. In a cruel twist of fate, his former fiancé and the love of his life, Elizabeth, has recently become his stepmother. His father and usurper is the tyrannical Philip II.