Artistic Director Christopher Haydon has announced details for the Kingston based theatre’s spring season.

It has been announced over the course of the spring season the Rose will produce five major productions which, as well as playing in theirKingston home, will tour to dozens of venues around the country and abroad.

The season will open with the world premiere of the stage adaptation of the multi award-winning children’s book The Boy at the Back of the Class. Based on the novel by Onjali Q. Raúf, adapted by Nick Ahad and directed by Monique Touko, it is a story of the power of kindness, engaging children and their families in discussions around refugee rights. It will play from the 3rd to the 22nd February.

Joe Kerridge’s new play Succession Theme is My Ringtone is set to be directed by 2021/22 Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellow Layla Madanat and will play at the Rose Studio from the 15th to the 17th February.

Meanwhile, from the 8th to the 23rd March, Zinnie Harris’ acclaimed production of Macbeth (An Undoing) will arrive at the theatre in an international collaboration with The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh and Theatre for a New Audience in New York.

Based on Rachel Bright and Jim Field’s bestselling children’s story about finding your roar, The Lion Inside runs at the Rose from 28 March in a brand-new adaptation for the stage by Sarah Punshon, who directs, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer.

This will then be followed by Atri Banerjee’s bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie. Taking to the stage in April, it is a co-production with Alexandra Palace Theatre and Belgrade Theatre in association with the Royal Exchange Manchester.

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler favourite Zog and the Flying Doctors, returns to the Rose, and a new stage adaptation of their beloved book Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book will also delight young audiences.

Alongside the exciting Rose Original family productions next Spring, the Rose is also announcing brand-new membership schemes for family audiences and for people aged 30 & under. Continuing the success of their Friends membership, audiences can sign up to a plethora of benefits including: discounts on shows, discounts at the Rose Cafe/Bar, discounts with their local restaurant and retail partners and exclusive events and opportunities. For more information, visit their memberships page here.

Christopher Haydon, Artistic Director, said “It gives me enormous pride and excitement to announce our Spring Season for 2024. We are totally committed to our enduring family audiences and so are producing two Rose Original family productions across February half-term and Easter 2024.”

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