The Rose Bankside

The Rose Bankside The Rose is London's most historic theatre, the first Elizabethan Theatre on Bankside and home to many of Shakespeare's and Marlowe's productions.
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The Rose is London's most historic theatre, the first Elizabethan Theatre on Bankside and home to many of Shakespeare's and Marlowe's productions. SATURDAY OPEN DAYS 12 noon - 4.00pm Special new workshops will use real archaeological artefacts to help visitors uncover stories from The Rose Playhouse's Tudor past, and learn about the lives of past Londoners. Please note there is a change to the previous opening times. Until further notice these will be from 12 noon - 4pm. There is no charge for entry but all donations will be gratefully received.

Operating as usual

Delighted to offer us a “ first”, Re-Shake Theatre are visiting us again, with a performance of The Tragedies of Gorbodu...
03/02/2021

Delighted to offer us a “ first”, Re-Shake Theatre are visiting us again, with a performance of The Tragedies of Gorboduc, specially adapted and introduced by Professor Ken Pickering, for this online event. The evening will feature a performance of the abridged play, by Lizzie Willis and Doug Gardiner, followed by a Q & A session. Written by Norton & Sackville and an overtly political play, it was performed for the public and Queen Elizabeth I quite early in her reign. It is considered England’s first true history play and the first to use blank verse. The family power struggles it chronicles rival any of our modern “ soaps”. 7pm, Tues 16th Feb ( book by 6pm)
www.trybooking.co.uk/YFH
ReShake Theatre Marlowe Society Linked Early Modern Drama Online Scene: Reviews of Early Modern Drama Ildi Solti Folger Shakespeare Library Badhuistheater Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Uni Kingston

Just under 5 hours to get your ticket BBC The Archers fans!  Home Farm...art imitating life? Andrew Wincott joins us THI...
02/02/2021

Just under 5 hours to get your ticket BBC The Archers fans!
Home Farm...art imitating life? Andrew Wincott joins us THIS EVENING to talk about his varied career in theatre, radio, audio, countless literary and historical dramas...and his alter-ego for nearly 20 years, Adam Macy, in " The Archers" Tuesday, 2nd Feb 7pm,
" An Archer prepares" ( book by 6pm): www.trybooking.co.uk/WZC
BBC The Archers Dumteedum Academic Archers Archers Anonymous

BBC The Archers alert!! Ambridge comes to Bankside...Andrew Wincott joins us tomorrow evening to talk about his varied c...
01/02/2021

BBC The Archers alert!! Ambridge comes to Bankside...Andrew Wincott joins us tomorrow evening to talk about his varied career in theatre, radio, audio, countless literary and historical dramas...and his alter-ego for nearly 20 years, Adam Macy, in " The Archers" Tuesday, 2nd Feb 7pm, ( book by 6pm)
www.trybooking.co.uk/WZC
BBC The Archers Dumteedum Academic Archers The Archers Anonymous

" Radio is better than TV, because the pictures are better". Why not join us and see if you agree? "An Archer Prepares":...
27/01/2021

" Radio is better than TV, because the pictures are better". Why not join us and see if you agree? "An Archer Prepares": Andrew Wincott will discuss his varied career in theatre, audio, many historical & literary radio dramas...& his alter-ego for 20 years: Adam Macy, in "The Archers" Tuesday, 2 February 2021 7:00 pm ( book by 6) www.trybooking.co.uk/WZC
BBC The Archers, Dumteedum Academic Archers The Archers Anonymous @ArchersAddicts

Scholars now think Kit Marlowe may have hand in writing The Taming of the Shrew. Why not join us at the next Martext mee...
24/01/2021
Ildi Solti on Twitter

Scholars now think Kit Marlowe may have hand in writing The Taming of the Shrew. Why not join us at the next Martext meeting online, tomorrow evening , 25th Jan 6pm and see what you think?

“@schoolofnight @puckinspirit @zsalmasi @RosePlayhouse @KitMarlowe_1564 @MarloweSociety_ @ShakesInstitute #marlowe #Shakespeare @YLuvSh https://t.co/eAgwRhZt0i”

It's not all muck spreading! An Archer Prepares: Andrew Wincott will discuss his varied career in theatre, audio, many h...
24/01/2021

It's not all muck spreading! An Archer Prepares: Andrew Wincott will discuss his varied career in theatre, audio, many historical & literary radio dramas...& his alter-ego for 20 years: Adam Macy, in "The Archers" Tuesday, 2 February 2021 7:00 pm ( book by 6)
www.trybooking.co.uk/WZC
BBC The Archers Dumteedum Academic Archers

Fancy a spot of mob grazing? An Archer Prepares: Andrew Wincott will discuss his varied career in theatre, audio, many h...
20/01/2021

Fancy a spot of mob grazing? An Archer Prepares: Andrew Wincott will discuss his varied career in theatre, audio, many historical & literary radio dramas...& his alter-ego for 20 years: Adam Macy, in "The Archers" Tuesday, 2 February 2021 7:00 pm ( book by 6)
www.trybooking.co.uk/WZC
BBC The Archers #Archers Addicts

"And thus I clothe my naked villany With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ; And seem a saint, when I most play the de...
19/01/2021

"And thus I clothe my naked villany
With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ;
And seem a saint, when I most play the devil."

Is this the real Richard III? Join us this evening for "A voice for Richard- the Journey continues."

Yvonne Morley-Chisholm will take us through the latest developments in reconstructing King Richard III's voice and updates in the research to separate the man from the myth, giving literal voice to a long-dead King of England. You will have an opportunity to learn some Medieval English pronunciation.
Yvonne’s research draws on many disciplines, including craniotomy-facial reconstruction, graphology, forensic sciences, dentistry, cultural history and genetics.
Tuesday 19th January 7pm ( book by 6) www.trybooking.co.uk/XIE

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Royal Shakespeare Company Shakespeare's Globe Royal Academy of Dramatic Art RICHARD III SOCIETY

How much has Shakespeare's portrayal of this unfortunate monarch affected our view of him? Is there another side to Rich...
18/01/2021

How much has Shakespeare's portrayal of this unfortunate monarch affected our view of him? Is there another side to Richard, written out of history?

"A voice for Richard- the Journey continues."
Yvonne Morley-Chisholm follows up on from her presentation to The Rose last March, This live online talk will take us through the latest developments in reconstructing King Richard III's voice and updates in the research to separate the man from the myth, giving literal voice to a long-dead King of England. You will have an opportunity to learn some Medieval English pronunciation.
Yvonne’s research draws on many disciplines, including craniotomy-facial reconstruction, graphology, forensic sciences, dentistry, cultural history and genetics.
Tuesday 19th January 7pm ( book by 6) www.trybooking.co.uk/XIE

Is it time to revise our opinions on this controversial king, as influenced by Shakespeare's portrayal?"A voice for Rich...
16/01/2021

Is it time to revise our opinions on this controversial king, as influenced by Shakespeare's portrayal?
"A voice for Richard- the Journey continues."
Yvonne Morley-Chisholm follows up on from her presentation to The Rose last March, This live online talk will take us through the latest developments in reconstructing King Richard III's voice and updates in the research to separate the man from the myth, giving literal voice to a long-dead King of England. You will have an opportunity to learn some Medieval English pronunciation.
Yvonne’s research draws on many disciplines, including craniotomy-facial reconstruction, graphology, forensic sciences, dentistry, cultural history and genetics.
Tuesday 19th January 7pm ( book by 6) www.trybooking.co.uk/XIE

An Archer preparesAndrew Wincott, in conversation with Rose volunteer Linda Shannon, will discuss his varied career in r...
15/01/2021

An Archer prepares

Andrew Wincott, in conversation with Rose volunteer Linda Shannon, will discuss his varied career in radio drama, theatre and audio, particularly his life in Ambridge as alter-ego Adam Macy. He has been acting professionally for almost 35 years, working in theatres all over the UK, and sometimes abroad. For nearly 20 years he’s played Adam in The Archers, celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2021, and Simon in the Sony Award-winning Clare in the Community for the BBC as well as countless historical and literary dramas. Tuesday, 2 February 2021 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
( book by 6pm)
For more info : www.roseplayhouse.org.uk direct booking link: www.trybooking.co.uk/WZC

The next in our fortnightly webinar series:Yvonne Morley-Chisholm :   A voice for Richard- the Journey continues.Followi...
06/01/2021

The next in our fortnightly webinar series:
Yvonne Morley-Chisholm : A voice for Richard- the Journey continues.

Following on from her presentation to The Rose last March, into reconstructing King Richard III’s voice,this live online talk will take us through the latest developments and updates in the research to separate the man from the myth and give literal voice to a long-dead King of England.You will have an opportunity to learn some Medieval English pronunciation.

Yvonne’s research draws on many disciplines, including craniotomy-facial reconstruction, graphology, forensic sciences, dentistry, cultural history and genetics.

Tuesday 19th January 7pm ( book by 6)
www.trybooking.co.uk/XIE

01/01/2021
GreenMatthews

Wishing all our Friends and supporters a Happy, Healthy and Hopeful New Year...how better to do that than share this wonderful virtual wassail from our friends and contributors to our webinar series GreenMatthews...( with their kind permission)...in their own unique style . We will meet again soon...meanwhile, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter via the website ( www.roseplayhouse.org.uk) to see what's next in our very successful webinar series ...or become a Friend and have priority access and invitations to special Friends events.
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Happy New Year from GreenMatthews! Here's an alternative wassailing song that Chris wrote which pretty much sums up our feelings about 2020..

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30/12/2020

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an amazing year, which saw The Rose being something of a trailblazer and embracing online events, from March. A few reminders of some of our generous contributors over the year... in no particular order of any kind. We thank them all and look forward to welcoming many of them back! Thanking all our Friends and supporters! We'll see you all in the New Year...

an amazing year, which saw The Rose being something of a trailblazer and embracing online events, from March. A few remi...
30/12/2020

an amazing year, which saw The Rose being something of a trailblazer and embracing online events, from March. A few reminders of some of our generous contributors over the year... in no particular order of any kind. We thank them all and look forward to welcoming many of them back! Thanking all our Friends and supporters! We'll see you all in the New Year...

The next webinar in our fortnightly series ...and first for the New Year:   A Voice for Richard - the journey continues....
29/12/2020

The next webinar in our fortnightly series ...and first for the New Year: A Voice for Richard - the journey continues.
For this live on-line presentation, we welcome back Yvonne Morley-Chisholm who will take us through the latest developments and updates in the research to separate man from myth and give literal voice to a long-dead King of England. You will have an opportunity to learn some Medieval English pronunciation.
Tuesday, January 19th at 7pm ( book by 6) for more info on the background and to book tickets: www.trybooking.co.uk/XIE

wishing all our Friends and supporters Season's Greetings and a happy, healthy and hopeful new year!
25/12/2020

wishing all our Friends and supporters Season's Greetings and a happy, healthy and hopeful new year!

Our good friend Jill is running her archaeology of London course again next year. This time you can attend from home!
17/12/2020
Archaeology of London

Our good friend Jill is running her archaeology of London course again next year. This time you can attend from home!

This course will explore some of the fascinating archaeological evidence for London’s past. We will discuss key ‘moments’ in the development of London, and visit some of the material remains and relics of one of the world’s great cities and its p

I've just been listening to a wonderful programme on Radio 4 Extra, introduced by Mark Rylance: " Golden Lads and Girls ...
16/12/2020
BBC Radio 4 Extra - Mark Rylance - Golden Lads and Girls

I've just been listening to a wonderful programme on Radio 4 Extra, introduced by Mark Rylance: " Golden Lads and Girls ", discussing and letting us hear how companies are sharing the Bard with school children in primary schools and involving them. It was a wonderful programme and I felt quite hopeful for the future of Shakespeare in education...well worth a listen and showing a welcome attitude to making Shakespeare live for younger pupils, taking Shakespeare away from theatre " preciousness" to a glimpse of his real 16th / early 17th century world and the theatre experience then. Following another post I wrote this morning, I was delighted to hear Mark Rylance place an emphasis on sound/ voice. I think many theatre companies and actors today would do well to listen!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0075fm7

Mark Rylance discovers Shakespeare’s astonishing appeal for very young children.

Get into the Christmas spirit with us...TONIGHT!  (Dec 15)  Join us at 7pm ( book by 6), and get into the seasonal spiri...
15/12/2020
Gary Andrews's. A Christmas Carol - Live via Zoom

Get into the Christmas spirit with us...TONIGHT! (Dec 15) Join us at 7pm ( book by 6), and get into the seasonal spirit, when Gary Andrews, ( as Charles Dickens), will treat us to a dramatised reading of A Christmas Carol from his touring show, specially adapted for The Rose... Dickens had many connections with the South Bank,
Direct booking link : www.trybooking.co.uk/WWL
For more information on this event, the Rose Playhouse and to see the trailer again: www.roseplayhouse.org.uk
enjoy the trailer:
https://youtu.be/aQoGhIXD2cQ

Aspecial 60-minute version to be streamed live online, exclusively for The Rose. So why not ‘tune in’ to help you get into the spirit of the season with this...

Do join us on Tuesday, (Dec 15) 7pm ( book by 6), and get into the seasonal spirit, with  Gary Andrews treating us to a ...
13/12/2020
Gary Andrews's. A Christmas Carol - Live via Zoom

Do join us on Tuesday, (Dec 15) 7pm ( book by 6), and get into the seasonal spirit, with Gary Andrews treating us to a dramatised reading of A Christmas Carol from his touring show, specially adapted for The Rose...in character as Charles Dickens, who had many connections with the South Bank,
Direct booking link : www.trybooking.co.uk/WWL
For more information on this event, the Rose Playhouse and to see the trailer again: www.roseplayhouse.org.uk
enjoy the trailer:
https://youtu.be/aQoGhIXD2cQ

Aspecial 60-minute version to be streamed live online, exclusively for The Rose. So why not ‘tune in’ to help you get into the spirit of the season with this...

Hooray - the new interpretation hoardings are up outside The Rose!...(thanks to Roy Stephenson for the photo!)
11/12/2020

Hooray - the new interpretation hoardings are up outside The Rose!...(thanks to Roy Stephenson for the photo!)

Next Tuesday, Dec 15th 7pm ( book by 6), Gary Andrews will treat us to a dramatised reading of A Christmas Carol from hi...
10/12/2020
Gary Andrews's. A Christmas Carol - Live via Zoom

Next Tuesday, Dec 15th 7pm ( book by 6), Gary Andrews will treat us to a dramatised reading of A Christmas Carol from his touring show, specially adapted for The Rose , in character as Charles Dickens, who had many connections with the South Bank,
Direct booking link : www.trybooking.co.uk/WWL

For more information on this event, the Rose Playhouse and to see the trailer again: www.roseplayhouse.org.uk

enjoy the trailer:
https://youtu.be/aQoGhIXD2cQ

https://youtu.be/aQoGhIXD2cQ

Aspecial 60-minute version to be streamed live online, exclusively for The Rose. So why not ‘tune in’ to help you get into the spirit of the season with this...

In 2008, Gary Andrews (@GaryScribbler) adapted Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol for him to perform in character as Di...
09/12/2020

In 2008, Gary Andrews (@GaryScribbler) adapted Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol for him to perform in character as Dickens, with live piano accompaniment by his (late) wife, Joy. This year, he has produced a special 60-minute version, to be streamed live online, with Joy’s recorded accompaniment, exclusively for The Rose. Tues Dec 15th 7pm ( book by 6). So, why not “tune in” to help you get into the spirit of the season with this evergreen classic? Info @ tickets: www.trybooking.co.uk/WWL

Less than two hours to get your tickets for this evening...we can't promise a wood stove...but we can promise a warm glo...
08/12/2020

Less than two hours to get your tickets for this evening...we can't promise a wood stove...but we can promise a warm glow, some beautiful instruments, songs and stories from the wonderful GreenMatthews THIS EVENING , 7pm ( book by 6), as they " Drive the Cold Winter Away" for Yuletide celebrations, 16th century style.
Info & tickets www.trybooking.co.uk/WEJ
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Academy of Music

THIS EVENING , Dec 8th 7pm ( get your ticket by 6pm)...we welcome back those  wonderful musicians GreenMatthews to      ...
08/12/2020
GreenMatthews: DRIVE THE COLD WINTER AWAY

THIS EVENING , Dec 8th 7pm ( get your ticket by 6pm)...we welcome back those wonderful musicians GreenMatthews to " Drive the Cold Winter Away" for Yuletide celebrations, 16th century style. www.trybooking.co.uk/WEJ Guildhall School of Music & Drama Royal Academy of Music

Carols Songs and Tunes from the 16th Century. Join acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews for Christmas 16th-century-style! Featuring a host of midwinter songs, festive carols and rousing tunes played on a variety of authentic period instruments, Drive The Cold Winter Away will transpor...

Our next webinar...Tuesday, Dec 8th 7pm ( book by 6)...we welcome back the wonderful GreenMatthews who will help us to "...
05/12/2020
GreenMatthews: DRIVE THE COLD WINTER AWAY

Our next webinar...Tuesday, Dec 8th 7pm ( book by 6)...we welcome back the wonderful GreenMatthews who will help us to " Drive the Cold Winter Away" for Yuletide celebrations, 16th century style. www.trybooking.co.uk/WEJ
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Academy of Music

Carols Songs and Tunes from the 16th Century. Join acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews for Christmas 16th-century-style! Featuring a host of midwinter songs, festive carols and rousing tunes played on a variety of authentic period instruments, Drive The Cold Winter Away will transpor...

our second festive webinar: 15th December...In 2008, Gary Andrews adapted Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol for him to...
04/12/2020

our second festive webinar: 15th December...
In 2008, Gary Andrews adapted Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol for him to perform in character as Dickens, with live piano accompaniment by his (late) wife, Joy. This year, he has produced a special 60-minute version, to be streamed live online, with Joy’s recorded accompaniment, exclusively for The Rose. So, why not “tune in” to help you get into the spirit of the season with this evergreen classic? www.trybooking.co.uk/WWL ... watch out for a trailer here very soon!

Our first " Festive " webinar...next Tuesday, Dec 8th 7pm ( book by 6)..we welcome back the wonderful GreenMatthews who ...
03/12/2020

Our first " Festive " webinar...next Tuesday, Dec 8th 7pm ( book by 6)..we welcome back the wonderful GreenMatthews who will help us to " Blow the Winter Cold Away" for Yuletide celebrations, 16th century style. www.trybooking.co.uk/WEJ

Next up in our Virtual Rose webinar series...and the first of two seasonal festive offerings: we are delighted to welcome back Green Matthews, with: Drive the Cold Winter Away - Carols, Songs and Tunes from the 16th Century. Do come and join acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews for Christmas 16th century style!...featuring a host of midwinter songs, festive carols and rousing tunes, played on a variety of authentic period instruments. Drive the Cold Winter Away will transport you back to Yuletides past. Tuesday 8th Dec 7pm ( book by 6) more info and tickets: www.trybooking.co.uk/WEJ

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Helen and I were glad to be at yesterday's Zoom AGM. As we said, we really enjoy the webinars - they are very interesting and are a good way to stay in touch with The Rose. We hope they'll continue after lockdown.
Looking forward to GreenMatthews. And to this on a similar theme. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/sweet-music-such-art/ 🎻🎶
Weekly readings of the Complete Works of Shakespeare by a global cast, in the order they were believed to have been written. Created in less than a week in response to the global Covid 19 pandemic.
The Edward Alleyn tour was delightful, interesting and informative. Our guide Linda was enthusiastic, prepared and thoughtful. She showed us ten landmarks of Elisabethan London including the St Giles’ Cripplegate church with Edward Alleyn’s magnificent window and John Milton’s resting place, the locations where the Fortune Theatre and the Red Bull Playhouse once stood, Charter House and St John’s Gate and the Priory Buildings. Take your camera and a London map for full enjoyment of the two hours in between corners and alleys steeped in English Renaissance characters and history. A must for lovers of old theatre at a great price!
Lecture tonight (also Live streamed and available on their website) https://www.facebook.com/events/2079742922353135/
Massive congrats to the cast and crew of A Midsummer's Night Dream! Wonderful show!