The Kingston based theatre has confirmed details of its upcoming 2022//2023 season.

The Rose Theatre’s Artistic Director, Christopher Haydon has unveiled the details of the first two Rose productions as part of its 2022/2023 season. It has been confirmed that the season will open on the 9th September with the London premiere of Anthony McCarten’s The Two Popes. It will be directed by James Dacre and is set to star Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson.

This will then be followed by Christopher Haydon’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle in a new version written by Steve Waters, with music by Michael Henry and with a cast featuring Carrie Hope Fletcher as Grusha Vashnadze. It will run at the theatre from the 1st to the 22nd October.

Meanwhile Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest will be retold in a Rose Original, ETT and Leeds Playhouse co-production directed by the 2021 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award-winner, Denzel Westley-Sanderson. It will be performed from the 1st to the 12th November.

2022 will be completed with a new production of A Christmas Carol written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm,with music by Eamonn O’Dwyer and directed by Rosie Jones.

Talking about the news, Christopher Haydon said: “Nothing beats the shared collective experience that comes from one group of humans telling gripping tales to another group of humans – live and in real-time. I want the Rose to become a place that takes the familiar and makes it feel fierce and fresh. So, I am delighted that this season includes radical reinterpretations of some of the greatest stories from around the world. We have work that will fire the imaginations of young and old alike, and I hope audiences will discover that every show is as entertaining as it is enriching.  So, put a date with the Rose in your diary this season – we’re ready to transport you, we’re ready to surprise you and, most importantly, we’re ready to offer you a great night out.”

To find out more about these productions visit: https://rosetheatre.org/