We are delighted to announce a major new revival of Friedrich Schiller’s romantic drama Don Carlos, starring Tom Burke, as part of the Rose’s 10th anniversary season.
‘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.
Abandoned by both man and decree, Don Carlos must fend for himself. But one man, Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, has never forgotten the childhood act of sacrifice that the Prince made on his behalf. Dreaming of freedom for his people, Rodrigo becomes an unlikely power broker in the King’s duplicitous court.
A double edge story of loyalty, love and friendship, and the abuses of power and statesmanship, Don Carlos is as resonant today as it was at the time.
Israeli theatre director Gadi Roll brings his trademark dynamic imagery and haunting soundscapes to Schiller’s masterpiece.
Celebrated actor Tom Burke plays Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa. Best known for his role as Athos in the BBC series The Musketeers, as Dolokhov in the BBC literary-adaptation miniseries War & Peace and most recently for his role as the titular character Cormoran Strike in the BBC series Strike, Tom's theatre credits include The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre, Reasons to be Happy at Hampstead Theatre and Macbeth at the Almeida Theatre.
Rose Theatre Kingston event
Echoes of the War
Echoes of the War by J.M. Barrie
Directed by Sally Halsey
J.M. Barrie's gentle fiction to mark 100 years since the end of WW1
Two one-act plays with The Great War and family relationships at their heart. In The Old Lady Shows her Medals an elderly woman with no family spontaneously ‘adopts’ a man about to go to the front. In A Well Remembered Voice a grieving father tries to move on after his son's death.
Box office opens 27th September 2018
Teddington Theatre Club event
Three Bags Full
Three Bags Full will be the first Q2 Players production performed at the Events Space at The National Archives!
A wealthy sporting goods mogul tries to keep his family’s adventures in life and love straight along with three identical-looking bags, one holding diamonds, one cash and one ladies’ underwear. Absurdities, misunderstandings and coincidences pile up in the usual unlikely ways in this hilarious farce.
For tickets, visit seaty.co.uk//threebagsfull or call 07957587230 6-8.30pm
Q2 Players event
Script Room at Whitton Library
Optik Theatre bring the latest Script Room to Whitton Library. Two brand new plays are given staged readings performed by the Optik company. The Visit by local writer Graham Large and Selective Rigour by established novelist and playwright Patrick Prior.
Harry Hill's Kidz Show How to be Funny (for Kids)
To celebrate the launch of Matt Millz Stands Up… Harry Hill KIDZ SHOW - How To Be Funny - for KIDS!
The celebrated comedian runs down his list of tips on how to become a stand up comic, plus a chance to try out your skills. ONE HOUR of family fun! Kids - Bring your best jokes! If you’re sitting near the front - bring an umbrella!
There will be fun!
Rose Theatre Kingston event
Normansfield Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday, 24 November 2018 11am to 4.30pm
We're delighted to be holding our annual Christmas Craft Fair in the theatre on Saturday 24 November 2018. There will be 28+ stall holders selling all handmade crafts - gifts/cards/ormanents/gifts etc. We'll also have a coffee shop, a children's activty table and tombola.. All proceeds from the table hire are going to the Down's Syndrome Association to please support this worthwhile event.
Langdon Down Centre event
Sleeping Beauty - Christmas Pantomime
Once upon a dream, in the land of Woolly-Barnes, the evil fairy of the land cast a curse on the Princess Aurora... Death? No-way! No peaceful fairy would let that stick! So stuck in an enchanted sleep of 100 years, to be tormented and teased by err... ZOMBIES?! How will she and her family escape?!
This sparkling, surprising, stupendous pantomime of Sleeping Beauty will leave you smiling from ear to ear, with sing-a-longs to get you and all the family to the festive spirit. Fairies? Yes. Prince and Princess? Of course. Even cats?! MIAOW! This phenomenal production is brought to you by the Barnes Community Players, a Christmas essential, not to be missed.
The pantomime will be performed at Kitson Hall from Nov 27 to Dec 1 (Saturday matinee on the 1st December at 2.30pm).
As usual all the profits will be donated to various charitable causes.
Tickets are available online or on the door if any are left!
Concessions are available for children under 14 or for groups of 10 or more.
Barnes Community Players event