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  • Ingenious show enthrals

    Ingenious show enthrals0

    • Arts
    • 6th October 2023

    Ingenious and riveting, the Rose’s latest show – Shooting Hedda Gabler – enthralled last night’s audience. It’s an innovative new drama that owes its existence to a lockdown, distanced conversation in a park between the Kingston theatre’s artistic director Christopher Haydon and playwright Nina Segal.  The lights come up on a Norwegian film set, where

  • Epic saga sweeps Rose stage

    Epic saga sweeps Rose stage0

    • Arts
    • 7th October 2022

    There’s a spectacular scale and scope to the Rose Theatre’s revival of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, once a mainstay of drama groups the world over but now performed less frequently. This is a big, bold, epic production, with the performers taking on dozens of different roles in a flurry of costume changes –

  • Fancy making a film?

    Fancy making a film?0

    • Arts
    • 24th January 2022

    Chris Haydon – artistic director at Kingston’s Rose Theatre – has urged young Surbiton film-makers to be part of a new silver-screen festival this summer. Pictured on the left of this triumvirate of worthies, Chris said that the line between theatre and cinema had blurred in lockdown, opening up extra avenues to success for anyone

  • A dramatic tour de force

    A dramatic tour de force0

    • Arts
    • 11th November 2021

    Compelling and absorbing, the latest offering from the Rose is a wide-ranging exploration of modern issues, referencing women created by a playwright a mere 2,500 years ago. Yet you need to know nothing about Euripides or the subjects of his ancient Greek writings to appreciate the mesmerising stagecraft of Niamh Cusack and Shannon Hayes as

  • Can Leopards change spots?

    Can Leopards change spots?0

    • Arts
    • 17th September 2021

    In the league of spot-changers, climate charity mandarin Ben has a virtuous smugness and an inability to alter his ways. This particular leopard fancies he’s the hunter, but it rapidly transpires he’s the prey in the world premiere of Alys Metcalf’s tense thriller Leopards, which runs until Saturday September 25 at Kingston’s Rose. It’s a

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