Rose extended due to huge demand

London theatre news: Friday 11 September 2020


The highly-acclaimed digital revival of Rose, starring Maureen Lipman, extends its run to 26 September.
Rose starring Maureen Lipman extends run

The highly-acclaimed digital revival of Martin Sherman's Olivier-nominated Rose, performed by award-winning star of stage and screen, Maureen Lipman (Coronation Street, ITV; Celebrity Gogglebox, Channel 4; The Pianist) has extended its run until 26 September due to popular demand.

Reflecting on what it means to be a survivor, Rose presents a portrait of a feisty Jewish woman, blending the personal with the political as it traces Rose's story from the devastation of Nazi-ruled Europe to conquering the American dream.

Her remarkable life began in a tiny Russian village, took her to Warsaw's ghettos and a ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona canyons, and salsa-flavoured nights in Miami beach.


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A one-woman tour-de-force, Rose was nominated for an Olivier Award when it premiered at the National Theatre back in 1999.

This online version is directed by Scott Le Crass (Country Music, Omnibus Theatre; Elmer, UK and International tour), in close collaboration with Martin Sherman.

Taking on the role made famous by Olympia Dukakis, Ms Lipman's Rose is a woman shaped by her history.

She offers an intimate and, at times, humorous account of the 20th century, and the ultimate triumph of humanity.

This thought-provoking production acts as a caution, highlighting the importance of unity in the face of adversity, and the need to recognise and empathise with the suffering of others.

Maureen 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."

Here's the trailer ...

Thomas Hopkins of Ginger Quiff Media commented ...

"We're thrilled to see the overwhelmingly positive response to Rose, proving that there is still a hunger for theatre in this 'new normal', and we are excited to give people further opportunity to see Maureen Lipman perform a masterclass in acting!"

The production is also supporting three charities: Age UK, The Fed, and UK Jewish Film.


Rose - Maureen Lipman


Director - Scott Le Crass

Writer - Martin Sherman

Music - David Cullen

Video Editing - Channel Eighty 8

Corporate Sponsor - So Legal Solicitors

Producers - Thomas Hopkins & Michael Quinn for Ginger Quiff Media and Hope Mill Theatre in association with Julian Stoneman for MPSI Ltd




Streaming worldwide to 26 September 2020


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