2020 Autumn Season of Plays

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.

Full cast and production team details will be announced shortly. 

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

Music Director Alfredo Smart

Set & Costume Designer Melissa Travers

Lighting Designer Emma Krans

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

Music Directors Heather Gourdie and Catherine Thomas

Set & Costume Designer Chelsie Langridge

Lighting Designer Lisa La

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


Venue The Rose Theatre

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

The ticket booking system will be available soon.  All tickets must be booked online.