Events

2018 Autumn Season of Plays

Our 2018 Autumn Season of classic plays will run from 30 October to 24 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.

Blue Stockings

by Jessica Swale

Directed by: Hanna Berrigan
Performed by final year BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students

As Britain staggers towards the twentieth century, it faces the terrifying reality of intelligent young women wanting to study at Cambridge University.  To prevent this prospect from becoming a national calamity, the university ensures that such women complete their studies without a degree.   These unmarriageable women will be unqualified for suitable employment, so surely the rule will deter women from unnatural ambitions.  Blue Stockings is the heart-breaking and inspiring story of a group of young women determined to graduate and change higher education for generations to come.
 

Venue:
Rose Theatre

Performance Times:
Tuesday 30 October: 7pm
Wednesday 31 October: 7pm
Thursday 1 November: 2.30pm & 7pm

Tickets: 
Standard £7
Concessions (Over 65s, Students) £5

The Strip 

by Phylis Nagy

Directed by Stephen Darcy
Performed by final year BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students

The Sphinx and pyramid exterior of Las Vegas’ Luxor Hotel dominates a dream landscape in which ten disparate yet interconnected lives open up before us. In a fantasia reminiscent of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, we witness the lives of a female impersonator, a Ku Klux Klan member with an urge to broaden his mind, a pawnshop employee who wants to be a brilliant medical researcher, and an astrologer who wants just one date with Harrison Ford.  There is also Kate, a journalist determined to track down a Far-Right terrorist despite her dodgy leads.  In this play of magic and synchronicity, Phyllis Nagy reveals the wounds and yearnings of the Anglo-American aspirations with painful and hilarious humanity.

Please note this performance is recommended for those aged 16 years and over. 

Venue:

Rose Theatre

Performance Times:
Saturday 10 November: 7pm
Monday 12 November: 2.30pm & 7pm
Tuesday 13 November: 7pm*

* This will be the Mayor of Bexley’s annual charity performance with ticket proceeds and an audience collection being donated to good causes. The Mayor is keen to support those in the borough who suffer daily with mental health issues and children with Autism. His charity appeal this year will raise funds for residents affected by such difficulties

Tickets: 
Standard £7
Concessions (Over 65s, Students) £5

Diary of a Scoundrel – Too Clever by Half  

by Rodney Ackland

Directed by Stephen Harper
Performed by final year BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students

Moscow 1860 – or is it 2018?  A national event entrances the country, and smart young men are on the make.  If you’re broke but clever, unscrupulous and handsome, roubles are there for the taking.  Gloumov is one of these young men: he knows how to charm, seduce and trick his way to the top.  He will support any cause, woo anyone, and switch sides faster than you can say Vladimir Putin.   Stephen Harper and Annie Fitzmaurice follow the success of their previous Autumn season productions of The Government Inspector and The Mandate with this uproarious comic satire complete with spectacular visual set pieces and live music.

Please note this performance is recommended for those aged 16 years and over. 

Venue:
Rose Theatre

Performance Times:
Thursday 22 November: 7pm
Friday 23 November: 2.30pm & 7pm
Saturday 24 November: 4pm

Tickets: 
Standard £7
Concessions (Over 65s, Students) £5

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