Maureen Lipman Starring In West End Transfer Of Martin Sherman's Rose

Published Thu, 26 January 2023

The Olivier-winning actress Maureen Lipman (Outside Edge, Oklahoma!), is returning to the West End in the transfer of Martin Sherman’s historical play Rose.

After performances at the Park Theatre and the Hope Mill Theatre, Rose will run at the Ambassadors Theatre in London from 23 May 2023 to 18 June 2023, with an opening night on 26 May.

This impressive one-woman production is a moving reminder of some of the disturbing events that shaped the previous century and tells the story of a woman who journeys from Nazi-occupied Europe to the United States.

Rose’s life story begins in a small Ukrainian village, moves through Warsaw all the way to Atlantic City, the canyons in Arizona and salsa nights in Miami Beach.

Lipman commented in a press statement:

“I am delighted to be putting Rose back on her bench for a limited run at the Ambassadors in May. I thought I could never have the power to revisit Martin Sherman’s mystical, magical deeply philosophical and wildly funny creation, but Rose is in my blood and she has to be revived.”

Sherman, whose other works include titles like Bent, A MadHouse in Goa and Mrs Henderson, said:

“Maureen Lipman’s performance as Rose is the greatest gift a playwright could ever dream of. Performance is perhaps the wrong word; she totally inhabits the role, the woman, the space, the language, the times, the events. I’m so happy that her astonishing alchemy has the opportunity to be witnessed again, for four weeks (only!) at the Ambassadors Theatre.”

The play is directed by Scott Le Crass, with design done by David Shields, lighting design by Jane Lalljee, and musical composition and sound design by Julian Star.

Witness one woman’s inspiring journey at Ambassadors Theatre!