‘Rose’, starring Maureen Lipman, to transfer to the West End

The one-woman play will run at the Ambassadors Theatre for a month.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After performances at the Park Theatre, Martin Sherman’s Rose starring Maureen Lipman will play a limited West End season of 28 performances. Rose begins previews at the Ambassadors Theatre on 23 May, ahead of an opening night on 26 May, and performances to 18 June.

Rose follows the title character, a Jewish woman who grows up in Ukraine, flees Nazi-occupied Warsaw, and settles for a life in the United States. The two-time Olivier-winning actress Maureen Lipman plays Rose.

“I am delighted to be putting Rose back on her bench for a limited run at the Ambassadors in May. I thought I could never have the power to revisit Martin Sherman’s mystical, magical deeply philosophical and wildly funny creation, but Rose is in my blood and she has to be revived,” commented Lipman.

“Maureen Lipman’s performance as Rose is the greatest gift a playwright could ever dream of. Performance is perhaps the wrong word; she totally inhabits the role, the woman, the space, the language, the times, the events. I’m so happy that her astonishing alchemy has the opportunity to be witnessed again,” said playwright Martin Sherman.

Scott Le Crass directs Lipman, with design by David Shields, lighting design by Jane Lalljee, and sound design by Julian Star.

Rose is at the Ambassadors Theatre.

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Photo credit: Maureen Lipman (Photo by Mark Senior)

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