Award-winning stage and screen actress Maureen Lipman is set to star in the online revival of Martin Sherman’s play this September.

(c) Jay Brooks

This new production will be filmed and made available to download and stream online for three days only, in collaboration with the Hope Mill Theatre.

Rose is a one woman show that offers a portrait of a feisty Jewish woman blends the personal with the political as it traces Rose’s story from the devastation of Nazi-ruled Europe to conquering the American
dream.

Written by Martin Sherman (Bent, 1979), the play was nominated for an
Olivier when it first premiered at the National Theatre in 1999. This new production is directed by Scott Le Crass (Country Music, Omnibus Theatre; Elmer, UK and International tour).

The role of Rose was originally made famous by Olympia Dukakis, with Maureen Lipman taking on the role for three performances in September. Talking about the news Lipman said: ” I always wanted to play Rose in Martin Sherman’s play but this is the first time I have been available -if you call working on Coronation Street at the same time as learning forty five pages of stunning dialogue, availability. It gives me a thrill to think I will be
doing it for a cause as great as the future of the Hope Mill Theatre.”

The production is also set to feature music by David Cullen and video editing by Channel Eighty 8.

Rose will be performed across three nights on the 10th,11th and 12th September. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/rose