Production images and a trailer have been released for the online revival of Martin Sherman’s Rose which stars Maureen Lipman. The new production will be filmed and made available to download and stream online for three days only next week, in collaboration with the Hope Mill Theatre.
This sharply drawn portrait of a feisty Jewish woman blends the personal with the political as it traces Rose’s story from the devastation of Nazi-ruled Europe to conquering the American dream. Rose reflects on what it means to be a survivor. 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.
This powerful one-woman tour-de-force by Martin Sherman (Bent, 1979) was nominated for an Olivier when it first premiered at the National Theatre in 1999. This new production, directed by Scott Le Crass (Country Music, Omnibus Theatre; Elmer, UK and International tour), in close collaboration with Sherman, is a moving reminder of some of the harrowing events that shaped the century.
Rose is streaming on Thursday 10, Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September 2020. To book tickets visit https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/