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  • The power of Monsters

    The power of Monsters0

    Kingston’s Rose Theatre is cementing its reputation for bold, energetic and innovative drama with its latest stage show, A Monster Calls, which tackles a string of challenging issues in an accomplished way. The production is on a grand tour, but anyone who catches it at the riverside theatre in the High Street is likely to

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  • A night of ‘awesome’ Austen

    A night of ‘awesome’ Austen0

    Were Jane Austen to have sat through the Rose Theatre’s stage adaptation of her novel Persuasion she would, artistic director Chris Haydon suggests, have thought it “awesome”. She’d certainly have been bemused by signs outside the auditorium warning of strong language; probably racking her brain to recall any effing or blinding. Yet ‘awesome’ is an

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  • 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

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  • World premiere in town

    World premiere in town0

    • Arts
    • 26th October 2021

    Gruffalo creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Smeds and the Smoos has its world premiere tomorrow at Kingston’s Rose Theatre, playing for five days before setting off on a UK tour. Based on the Children’s Book of the Year, the tale of two star-crossed aliens on a far-off planet was developed by Tall Stories

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  • Meet artist Peter Fodor at launch of show on the light and the dark

    Meet artist Peter Fodor at launch of show on the light and the dark0

    Meet artist Peter Fodor at a special event to launch his Where Dark Meets Light exhibition which runs at the cornerHOUSE until November 7. The Hungarian-born artist will be talking about his work at the Meet the Artist night at the arts centre in Douglas Road, Surbiton, on Tuesday next week (October 19) from 7-9pm.

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  • Prof Kayoss and chums fight climate change from a yurt

    Prof Kayoss and chums fight climate change from a yurt0

    Professor Kayoss will be entertaining children in a Mongolian Yurt on Sunday. The Tolworth-based professor (aka Des Kay) will be performing to crowds as part of Kingston Arts Festival’s Green Zone event. Other activities in the tent on the field in Wheatfield Way next to Kingston Museum include yoga with Joanna Blundell, readings from local

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