Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 7th June 2020

Here’s a guide to some of the cultural things we have been writing about this week… Interview with Robert O’Dowd: this week we spoke to the Rose Theatre’s Chief Executive about the challenges that the theatre industry is currently facing and what we can do to support it right now. Review of Going the Distance… Read More

Interview With….Robert O’Dowd

The Chief Executive of the Rose Theatre in Kingston spoke to us about the fight to safeguard the theatre industry. Hi Robert, thanks so much for talking to me. Could you explain in a little more detail about SOLT and UK Theatre’s campaign to protect theatres during this time? Theatre and a few other performing arts organisations are… Read More

An Open Letter to Theatre and Performance makers

An open letter has been sent by the signatories to their networks of freelancers. This is a letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. To the actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, stage crews and set-builders to name just a few. We really miss being with you during this… Read More

NEWS: Rose Theatre Announces Readings From the Rose

The theatre in Kingston-Upon-Thames has announced their latest initiative to bring creativity into people’s homes. It has been announced that Adjoa Andoh, Angellica Bell, Arthur Darvill, Christopher Eccleston, Jane Asher and Paterson Joseph are among several actors and creatives who have filmed themselves reading their favourite poems for the Rose to release online over the next couple of… Read More

NEWS: Rose Theatre Launches Rose Endures Campaign

The Rose Theatre in Kingston has announced its Rose Endures fundraising campaign. The Rose Theatre has today launched its fundraising campaign Rose Endures amid the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus epidemic and aims to help protect the future of the theatre and the livelihoods of its staff and associate creatives. As one of the largest producing… Read More

NEWS: Rose Theatre Announces Beauty and the Beast As Christmas Production

The production will begin performances from the 4th December. This Christmas, the Rose Theatre in Kingston will reimagine the classic fairytale as its 2020 festive production. Adapted by Ciaran McConville (Hansel & Gretel, The Snow Queen and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) and directed by Lucy Morrell(Associate Director on Hansel & Gretel), the production will include… Read More

NEWS: Rose Theatre Announces Production of Steel Magnolias

The production will run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 1st to the 23rd May. The Rose Theatre has announced it will be presenting a production of Robert Harling’s romantic comedy Steel Magnolias this May, directed by Anthony Banks. In small-town Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is a regular rendezvous for six extraordinary women who… Read More

Interview With…Lucy Morrell

The director chatted to Emma Clarendon about working with the Rose Youth Theatre Alumni on a new version of Frankenstein in The Creature: Frankenstein Retold. Hi Lucy, what can audiences expect from this retelling of Mary Shelley’s story? The Creature is a contemporary retelling of Shelley’s novel set in a world of quantum sciences and… Read More

REVIEW: Fascinating Aida, Rose Theatre

Frank, honest and entertaining, Fascinating Aida are a fresh of breath air when it comes to revealing a new perspective on modern life. From songs about funerals and the menopause all the way through to fake news, no aspect of modern life is safe from the sharp and delightfully entertaining new show from Fascinating Aida… Read More

NEWS: Rose Theatre Announces Casting for The Creature: Frankenstein Retold

The production will play at the theatre from the 27th February. Casting has been announced for the Rose Theatre’s upcoming production of The Creature: Frankenstein Retold, based on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and adapted for the stage by Ciaran McConville. Directed by Lucy Morrell, the production’s cast is formed of Rose Youth Theatre alumni, including: Billy Brown (Henri/Landlord), Eleanor Clark (The Creator), Katherine… Read More