Rose Tickets

Rose Tickets

Rose Tickets
Rose Tickets

About Rose

What does it take to survive? Maureen Lipman stars in Rose, a powerful drama that explores the events that shaped 20th-century history. Join Rose in her fight and book Rose tickets on TodayTix.

Although it’s nearly 25 years since the Rose play premiered, it’s just as relevant today. With the refugee crisis, discussions of antisemitism, and political debates dominating the news, Rose offers a chance to reflect on how far we’ve come as a society while thinking about the steps we still need to take.

It’s also a chance to watch the Olivier-winning actress Maureen Lipman command the stage. She’s already impressed critics in Rose in London, with The Spectator hailing her performance as “a masterpiece — this production aims for and fulfills that [masterpiece] ambition."

Meet Rose. She’s lived through Nazi-occupied Europe and escaped persecution to enjoy her American dream. Her story charts a century of Jewish history where everything changed. But violence inflicted on the weak remained. By the end of Rose, you’ll think about history, memory, and the importance of maintaining your heritage in a different light.

Run time

2hrs 30 mins (incl. interval)

Start date

23rd May, 2023

End date

18th June, 2023



Recommended 12+. Under 5s cannot be admitted. Anyone aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

10 Reviews



120 Reviews | 14 Followers
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a masterclass in storytelling.

Don’t see it if you don't like one-person monologue-style plays or you might get upset about graphic description of Holocaust atrocities.



57 Reviews | 4 Followers
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to learn about Jewish history, be surprised, be made to think, all the while experiencing great acting.

Don’t see it if You find static monologues boring



52 Reviews | 11 Followers
Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to learn more about the history of the European jews told by an amazing actress. A very insightful show

Don’t see it if you are not interested in history and human stories

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Stars on stage

Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman

Rose cast and creative team

By: Martin Sherman
Director: Scott Le Crass
Cast list: Maureen Lipman
Design: David Shields
Lighting: Jane Lalljee
Sound: Julian Star


West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9ND


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s on your left past St Martin’s Theatre.

More information about Rose

Throughout the play, Rose tells of her experiences in a Ukrainian village, Warsaw’s ghettos, and life on board The Exodus. Then, as she moves to the United States, she reflects on time in Miami, Arizona, and Atlantic City. While the Rose actress Maureen Lipman’s a West End regular, she’s moved by the Jewish drama. For Lipman, this play is "a mystical, magical, deeply philosophical and wildly funny creation."

This production started out at Manchester Hope Mill’s Theatre, and later moved to the Park Theatre. You’ve not got long to see the show, as it runs for 28 performances at the Ambassadors Theatre.

What to Watch For:

  • Maureen Lipman won her first and only Olivier for playing Miss Skillion in the World War II comedy, See How They Run, in 1985. She’s also starred in the satirical British play, Lettice and Lovage, alongside Felicity Kendal.
  • Lipman also plays Evelyn Plummer on the ITV soap, Coronation Street. She won Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards.
  • Martin Sherman is a Jewish American playwright. His plays often tackle the Holocaust, notably the 1978 play, Bent, which explored the persecution of homosexuals.
  • Olympia Dukakis originated the role of Rose in the 1999 premiere at the National Theatre.


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