Rose Theatre Kingston announces Jan - May 2014 Season

Jan - May 2014 Season - at Rose Theatre Kingston, a 900-seat venue in Kingston, south west London, includes...

Playing 27 Jan to 1 Feb 2014 Fallen Angels by Noël Coward, produced by Bill Kenright and starring Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe. With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago-lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle ...

This is followed by Donkey's Years written by Michael Frayn and directed by Lisa Spirling from 6 Feb to 22 Feb 2014. As the moon rises and the wine goes down, middle-aged men become young again, with only too predictable results.

Moon Tiger adapted from Penelope Lively’s novel by Simon Reade, will play from 24 Feb to 1 Mar 2014. This is presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, directed by Stephen Unwin and stars Jane Asher. The play is a story of loss and desire.

Moon Tiger is followed by Tom's Midnight Garden from 4 to 8 Mar 2014, adapted from the Philippa Pearce novel by David Wood and produced by Birmingham Stage Company. Two new friends, Tom and Hatty, enjoy adventures in a magical wonderland. But with each new journey through time, strange things begin to happen – and Tom must solve the mystery of the midnight garden.

The next productions will be two comedies by William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors playing in repertoire from 11 to 15 Mar 2014. Featuring an all-male cast, these are both produced by Propeller in association with The Touring Partnership and are directed by Edward Hall.

These are followed by The Life of Galileo from 24 to 29 Mar, written by Bertolt Brecht and translated by Mark Ravenhill. This is a new translation of Brecht's play about the excitement of scientific discovery, the contradictions in Galileo's own character and the disillusionment of his followers when he recanted. It is produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions & Birmingham Rep in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company and directed by Roxana Silbert.

Hetty Feather adapted from the Jacqueline Wilson novel by Emma Reeves and directed by Sally Cookson is next from 5 to 20 Apr 2014. Hetty escapes from the Foundling Hospital as she overcomes all in her search to find her real mother and a true family of her own. With live music, circus skills and suitable for ages seven and above.

This is followed by Translations by Brian Friel and directed by James Grieve from 22 Apr to 3 May 2014. Set in 1833 rural Ireland, the British Army arrives to translate Gaelic place names into the King’s English. The resulting clash of cultures strikes at the heart of the community as they struggle to interpret a new language, and each other. What gets lost in translation?

Ending the season is The Gruffalo adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler from 27 May to 1 Jun 2014. This is a Tall Stories’ musical adaptation, where Mouse goes on a journey through the deep, dark wood. The Gruffalo is suitable for ages three and above.

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