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  • The Rose’s Peter Pan doesn’t fly

    The Rose’s Peter Pan doesn’t fly0

    • Arts
    • 8th December 2023

    Oddly dark, light on laughs and lacking razzmatazz and special effects, The Rose’s annual Christmas show, Peter Pan, is about as far from Disney’s classic animated version as it’s possible to travel. There are some very good performances, notably by the engaging Kaine Ruddach as Peter, Michelle Bishop cleverly doubling up as Mrs Darling and

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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

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  • Unsettling Heights

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    The audience settles, and is immediately unsettled. The stark, dark Gothic saga of Wuthering Heights unfolds on the stage of the Rose in Kingston in a disturbing adaptation by the Inspector Sands troupe. Ben Lewis twists Emily Bronte’s 1847 novel into a two-and-three-quarter-hour show directed by Lucinka Eisler, with this all-too brief local run ending

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  • Coronation appetiser

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    With exquisite timing, the Rose Theatre’s latest offering is a royal epic centred on coronations. Opening a week ahead of King Charles III’s crowning, Richard III sees experimental thesp Adjoa Andoh (known to millions as Lady Danbury from Bridgerton) turn a title role traditionally depicting a white male hunchback into a petite black villain to

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  • A cracking good whodunnit

    A cracking good whodunnit0

    You can create all the bold, innovative modern theatre you like, but there’s something reassuringly alluring about the murder mystery queen Agatha Christie’s whodunnits… and The Mirror Crack’d, on at Kingston’s Rose this week, ticks all the boxes. With its clever digs at Britain’s social class inequality, and its portrayal of a slow-witted PC Plod

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  • Teen drama revives

    Teen drama revives0

    • Arts
    • 3rd February 2023

    Twenty years ago, Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses book series was published, aimed squarely at teenagers. Now it’s a stage play at Kingston’s Rose, set in an oppressive world where our heroes, Callum and Sephy (we’re encouraged to think Romeo and Juliet) come from different sides of the tracks – where the colour of your

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