Events

2017 Autumn Season Productions

A Season of Russian Masterpieces to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Our 2017 Autumn Season of classic plays will run from 31 October to 25 November 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.

Cast lists, design and production teams details will be available from October 2017.

 

 



by Maxim Gorky in a new version by Andrew Upton

Director: Dan Bird

Venue: The Rose Theatre

Performances
Tuesday 31 October - 7pm
Wednesday 1 November - 7pm
Thursday 2 November – 2.30pm & 7pm

Written during the violence and chaos of 1905, the year of Russia’s crushed revolution, Children of the Sun portrays a middle class stumbling through public and private turmoil.  As political unrest builds in local towns and fields, Protasov obsessively pursues his scientific experiments, oblivious to everything around him: his best friend is trying to seduce his wife, a fevered widow is trying to seduce him, and a cholera outbreak is driving the local peasantry to riot.  Andrew Upton’s vibrant modern adaptation premiered to great acclaim at the National Theatre, London in 2013.

Ticket prices: 
Standard - £7
Concessions (Over 65s, Students) - £5
Rose Bruford College Students - £1.50

 


Director: Sarah Bedi

 

Venue: The Rose Theatre

 

Performances

Saturday 11 November - 7pm
Monday 13 November - 2.30pm & 7pm
Tuesday 14 November – 7pm*

*Ticket sales and proceeds from this performance will be donated to Parkinson's UK, the chosen charity of the Mayor of the London Borough of Bexley. 
 

Three intoxicating summer days on a beautiful country estate in mid 19th Century Russia: a new tutor arrives at Arkady’s household, and before long everyone is caught in a swirl of passions:  first love, forbidden love, secret longings and absurd desires. Turgenev’s original play A Month in The Country is widely regarded as a classic example of lyrical Russian comedy and Marber’s version has condensed the action and given its language a vivid immediacy. 

Ticket prices: 
Standard - £7
Concessions (Over 65s, Students) - £5
Rose Bruford College Students - £1.50

 

The Mandate  



Director: Annie Fitzmaurice

Venue: The Rose Theatre

Performances
Thursday 23 November - 7pm
Friday 24 November - 2.30pm & 7pm
Saturday 25 November -  4pm

In this wild, anarchic farce, we observe the Guliachkin family reeling from the fallout of the Russian revolution:  they urgently need some authentic working-class relatives and some officials to bribe or they’ll lose their house. In times like this, how is Nadejda to marry off her daughter – especially when her cook is mistaken for the lost Romanov Princess Anastasia, or for a prostitute, depending on what she’s wearing?   Annie Fitzmaurice, associate artist of renowned physical theatre company Told by an Idiot, brings that company’s verve and inventiveness to Erdman’s satirical masterpiece.

Ticket prices: 
Standard - £7
Concessions (Over 65s, Students) - £5
Rose Bruford College Students - £1.50

 

 

All three plays feature live music created specifically for the plays by the Actor Musicians in each production.

 

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