Our 2020 Autumn Season of classic plays will run from 3 November – 28 November 2020 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.


stoning mary by debbie tucker green 

Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill


Director Gary Pillai

Set & Costume Designer Amy Yardley

Lighting Designer Charley Hardwick

Music Directors Alfie Richards and Loris Scarpa


A double bill of postdramatic plays from two pre-eminent British writers, Debbie Tucker Green and Caryl Churchill. Both Stoning Mary and Seven Jewish Children deal with uncomfortable contemporary issues that are often overlooked or silenced. How do we explain violence to children? Why do we accept actions and behaviours in one culture that would cause outrage in another? Both plays ask us to renew our perception and question the reality of the world we live in.



Tuesday 3 November – 7pm

Wednesday 4 November – 7pm

Thursday 5 November – 2.30pm and 7pm


Triple Bill

I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark On Sunday

The Magic Tower

The Long Goodbye

by Tennessee Williams


Director Adjoa Andoh

Assistant Director Harriett O’Grady

Musical Director Alfredo Mudie Smart

Set & Costume Designer Melissa Travers

Lighting Designer Emma Krans

Assistant Lighting Designer Lilli Fisher

Sound Designer Jimmy O’Shea


Tennesse Williams described his one-act plays as the peak of his virtuosity – “some of which are like firecrackers in a rope”. With the effects of the great depression rebounding off the walls, we follow the lives of hopelessly hopeful artists, writers, and dreamers as the inevitable realities of the world question their youth and optimism. Williams blurs the boundaries between tragedy and comedy in some of his most exuberant early work.


Saturday 14 November – 7pm

Monday 16 November – 2.30pm and 7pm

Tuesday 17 November – 7pm



by Alice Birch


Director Monique Touko

Musical Directors Catherine Elizabeth and Heather Gourdie

Set and Costume Designer Chelsie Langridge

Lighting Designer Lisa La

Assistant Lighting Designer Darwin Hennessy

Sound Designer Ieuan Newman

Movement Will Pinchin, Annabel Lisk and Joseph Walsham

Alice Birch’s theatrical provocation, co-commissioned by Clean Break, reaches across society to explore the impact of the criminal justice system on women and their families. Following in the footsteps of Caryl Churchill, Blank is uniquely written as a jigsaw of mix and match scenes, offering “a challenge and an invitation” for each producing team to make their own play. Is it possible to break with our inherited behaviour? How can change be achieved if we do not accept that people should be held responsible for their actions?



Thursday 26 November – 7pm

Friday 27 November 2.30pm and 7pm

Saturday 28 November – 4pm – Cancelled


Rose Bruford College productions are designed, created, managed and performed by students of the College’s professional training courses. All work is carried out under the supervision of tutors and technical instructors of the College. This production features music devised, arranged and performed by students on our unique BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship Programme.

These performances may contain some strong language that could cause offence.

Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, tickets for the 2020 Autumn Season of Classic Plays will be limited to students and academics only, and unfortunately we will not be issuing any tickets for general release. We appreciate your support and understanding during these challenging times and look forward to welcoming bigger audiences when it is safe enough to do so.