Following on from its successful production of Birdsong, Original Theatre Company has announced another online production to be streamed from the 6th August.

Watching Rosie is a specially commissioned play by Louise Coulthard is based on her debut play Cockamamy, which won the Lustrum Award for Outstanding New Play at The Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Directed by Michael Fentiman, the play is set to star BAFTA-winning actress Miriam Margolyes, Amit Shah and Louise Coulthard.  

Watching Rosie is a tender portrayal of experiencing dementia in lockdown and the power of love to overcome it. This heartbreaking and hilarious film highlights the incredible bond between Alice (Miriam Margolyes) and her granddaughter Rosie (Louise Coulthard) as they face change, confusion and an unexpected arrival from Tesco.

The show will be released free-of-charge at 7pm on Thursday 6th August, through the Original Theatre Company website and will be available to watch until the 30th September.

Talking about the news, Original Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Alastair Whatley, said, “We are thrilled to be announcing Watching Rosie today. I greatly admired the play on stage and have really enjoyed working with Louise and Mike [Fentiman] to develop it for online audiences. I am very proud of the Original Theatre team, who have kept working throughout lockdown, adapting and diversifying our work and, in so doing, reaching a brand new online audience which is extending all over the world.”

For more information visit: http://www.originaltheatre.com/