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
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
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.