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Rose starring Dame Maureen Lipman

30 August 2022 to 15 October 2022 London and Manchester

From a tiny Ukrainian village, through the Warsaw ghettos to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the play is a reminder of some of the harrowing events of the 20th century through a Jewish woman’s eyes. Dame Maureen Lipman is Rose - a woman shaped by her history. 

Rose traces one woman’s story from the devastation of Nazi-ruled Europe to conquering the American dream. She offers an intimate and, at times, humorous account of the 20th century, and its complicated heritage. This thought-provoking production acts as a caution, highlighting the importance of unity in the face of adversity, and the need to recognise and empathise with the suffering of others. 

Martin Sherman said“I am delighted that Rose is returning to the stage. Having Maureen Lipman embody Rose is an answered prayer.  I would have hoped, against my own interests, that the play would cease to be relevant; but history insists on displacing and oppressing human beings in a kind of never-ending loop.  This production represents my still-existent hope that someday things will change.”

Dame Maureen Lipman said,” Who is Rose? She is a lover, a widow, a refugee, a grandmother, a critic, an immigrant and a hotel owner. She is the 21st century, she is Everywoman and there is no one is like her.  Please come and meet her and me, Maureen Lipman.”

Dame Maureen Lipman is an acclaimed actress known for her numerous roles in theatre, film and television. She currently plays Evelyn Plummer in Coronation Street.

Company information

Written by Martin Sherman

Starring Dame Maureen Lipman

Directed by Scott Le Crass   

Further Information: 

Hope Mill Theatre, 113 Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA (30 Aug – 11 Sept)

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP (13 Sept – 15 Oct)