‘Rose’ starring Maureen Lipman to be aired on Sky Arts

The one-woman play will be shown on Holocaust Memorial Day.

Photo credit: Maureen Lipman (Photo courtesy of Channel Eighty8)

Martin Sherman’s Rose will be televised later this month, commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day. Streamed via Hope Mill Theatre last year, Maureen Lipman plays Rose in the production, which will be presented on 27 January.

Recorded in summer 2020 and directed by Scott Le Crass, Rose follows a Jewish woman who grows up in a Russian village in the early twentieth-century. Travelling around the world, Rose finds herself in different communities, all tolerating Judaistic influences at varying levels.

Made a dame in 2020 for services to charity, entertainment and the arts, Maureen Lipman was a part of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre company in the 1970s. In recent years, Lipman’s West End credits include The Best Man at the Playhouse Theatre and When We Are Married at the Garrick Theatre.

Rose premiered at the National Theatre in 1999, starring Olympia Dukakis.

Sky Arts continues to air musical productions, free for all viewers. Shows this week include Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert, The Sound of Music Live! and Hamilton documentaries.

Photo credit: Maureen Lipman (Photo courtesy of Channel Eighty8)

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