The award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Martin Sherman’s (BentMessiahROSE, the powerful one-woman production is coming to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre for a limited time only.

Olivier Award winning Maureen Lipman leads the cast as Rose, a woman shaped by history. Lipman has performed with The National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has starred in innumerable West End productions including , Messiah, Wonderful Town, ReJoice,  Glorious, Oklahoma, & Daytona. For the last five years she has been delighting television audiences as Evelyn Plummer on Coronation Street.

ROSE offers an intimate portrayal of the 20th century and its complicated historical events, at times expressed with the addition of light-hearted, humorous accounts of the past. The original production of ROSE was produced at the National Theatre and on Broadway in 1999. It is perhaps even more relevant today, with the plight of refugees and allegations of antisemitism continuing to dominate the news. This powerful production is a moving reminder of the harrowing events that shaped the last century. It blends the personal with the political as Rose reflects on what it means to be a survivor.

Book your ROSE theatre tickets with LOVEtheatre today!

What is Rose about?

Rose, a woman whose tumultuous journey through anarchic times takes her from the devastation of Nazi- occupied Europe to the allure of the American dream. Through the life of one woman ‘Rose’ tells the story of a century where everything changed except the violence of the strong against the weak.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from Tuesday 23rd May – Sunday 18th June 2023.

Running Time

2 hours and 30 minutes, including interval.

Cast & Creatives

Dame Maureen Lipman (Rose), Martin Sherman (Playwright), Scott Le Crass (Director), David Shields (Set and Costume Designer), Jane Lalljee (Lighting Designer), Julian Starr (Sound Designer and Composer), Guy Chapman, Thomas Hopkins (Producers and General Managers), Clive Chenery (Associate General Manager).

Recommended for ages 12+.


Booking Period

Tue 23 May - Sun 18 Jun 2023

Weekly Performances

Sunday 2:30PM
Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre

West St, London WC2H 9ND

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Leicester Square or Covent Garden


14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

Nearest Car Parks

Cambridge Circus, Upper St Martin's Lane and Bedfordbury


What’s on Stage

'A performance of unassailable greatness'



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