NEWS: Rose Theatre Announces Autumn 2023 Season

The Kingston based theatre has confirmed details of its upcoming Autumn season.

The Rose Theatre has announced the world premiere of Shooting Hedda Gabler by Nina Segal after Henrik Ibsen as part of its upcoming Autumn season that has been announced. Directed by Jeff James, the theatre’s original production will run from the 29th September until the 21st October.

When offered the lead part in a Norwegian film adaptation of Hedda Gabler, an American actress seizes the opportunity to escape Hollywood – and gain some artistic credibility. She’s running away from her past as a child star, from her present as a tabloid punchline, and from an unfortunate collision between a self-driving Tesla and a member of the paparazzi. But most of all – she’s running away from herself.

What awaits her in Norway is a film set where reality and fiction are blurred by Henrik, the brilliant and demanding director.  With every moment being filmed and with the arrival of one of her real-life exes, she becomes unmoored and paranoid. As the atmosphere on set becomes increasingly claustrophobic, Henrik becomes fixated on how to end the movie with a bang.

Casting and further creative team have yet to be announced.

This will then be followed by Jaz Woodcock-Stewart’s production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge which will run at the theatre from the 31st October until the 11th November. It is a new co-production between the theatre and Headlong, Chichester Festival Theatre, and Octagon Theatre Bolton.

Beatrice and Eddie Carbone have built an all-American life in Brooklyn where people are meant to look out for each other. When wife and husband take in their relations, two hard-working Sicilian immigrants, the family should pull together. Instead, everything is starting to unravel. Eddie included.

A romantic spark between Eddie’s orphaned niece and one of the handsome arrivals, spins their stories beyond control. Eddie finds his darkest desire in danger of being exposed, and his violent passion risks setting aflame everything the family has built.

Meanwhile, heading to the theatre for the Christmas period will be a production of Peter Pan, in a new version by Evan Placey, with music and lyrics by Vikki Stone and directed by Lucy Morrell. It will play from the 1st December until the 7th January 2024. This production will feature members of the Rose Youth Theatre.

Chasing his runaway shadow, a mischievous young boy crash lands through an open window and meets a headstrong young girl not yet ready to face growing up. With a sprinkle of fairy dust, they take flight on a whirlwind festive voyage over pirate ships, through mermaid lagoons and into the heart of Neverland.

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