Our 2019 Autumn Season of classic plays will run from 29 October to 23 November 2019 in The Rose Theatre.

Performed by final year students on our BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programmes, in collaboration with the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts, it's the ideal opportunity to see the next generation of performers, designers and technicians before they embark on their careers.

Full cast and produciton team details will be announced shortly. 

The Rose Theatre

Standard: £7
Concessions (Over 65's, Students): £5
Rose Bruford Students: £1.50

From Morning to Midnight

by Georg Kaiser in a new version by Dennis Kelly

Director Luke Kernaghan
Designer Emma Tompkins
Music Directors Jacob Powell and Lila Risnes 
Lighting Designer Alex Ray


Tuesday 29 October – 7pm
Wednesday 30 October – 7pm
Thursday 31 October – 2.30pm & 7pm

When a beautiful and gorgeously perfumed woman walks into a German bank to withdraw three thousand marks, a bank clerk is so bewitched, he makes off with sixty thousand marks and arrives at her hotel room. She rejects his advances, but the die is cast. He is running now, and there is no reason to stop. He turns his back on the daily grind and starts a journey of pleasure, extremity, and danger in a headlong search for meaning in a meaningless world.  From Morning to Midnight was first performed in 1917 in Germany, following a five year ban for its scandalous portrayal of German authority figures.  

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All About My Mother

by Samuel Adamson, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar

Director Eduard Lewis
Designer Lucy Sierra
Music Directors Izzy Neish and Gavin Brooks
Lighting Designer Elias Lindholm


Saturday 9 November – 7pm
Monday 11 November – 2.30pm & 7pm
Tuesday 12 November – 7pm

Manuela’s son Esteban dies in a shocking accident, and she must find his lost father and cleanse herself of grief and guilt. Her search takes her to Barcelona and into the extraordinary lives of three remarkable women: one is the Humana Rojo, the actress her son worshipped, the second an old transsexual friend, and the third is Rosa, an unlikely young nun with an angelic heart. This beautiful and redemptive story is told through Estaban’s cinematic vision, making it a deeply felt hymn of praise to the strength of women and to the power of cinema itself.

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Market Boy

By David Eldridge

Director Mary Papadima
Designer Amy Yardley
Music Director Caitlin Lavanga
Lighting Designer Connor Sale

Thursday 21 November – 7pm (Mayor's Charity Performance)
Friday 22 November – 2.30pm & 7pm
Saturday 23 November – 4pm

‘You’ve got to talk to them son. Listen to them. Look for a way in. You’re a handsome bloke – they’ll love you. Give me a year and I’ll teach you everything I know.’ 

Selling stilettoes in Romford Market is an art, a game and gladiatorial.  Master it and you’re loaded.  Mess it up, and it’s good night Vienna.  You have to learn the patter, the stock, and the wind-ups. Welcome to the loud and lairy world of Essex traders in the mid 80s. Market Boy is a vast, spectacular fable, part cautionary tale and part celebration of a vibrant community at a time when there was no such thing as society.