Monday, 8 February 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston announces three new productions

With its Spring Season underway, Rose Theatre Kingston has announced three major new productions for 2016. 

In May, Trevor Nunn returns to the Rose, following his recent production of The Wars of the Roses, to open the season with William Shakespeare’s King John marking the Bard’s 400th anniversary. King John opens on 18th May (previews from 13th May) and runs until 5th June 2016 The production marks Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary and will be the penultimate play in Nunn’s undertaking to direct all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays.

September sees award-winning actor and director John Malkovich make his London directorial debut with the UK première of Zach Helm’s Good Canary. Opening on 21st September (previews from 16th September), the play runs until 8th October 2016.

Completing the season acclaimed American director Michael Rudman presents Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, the first Miller play to be produced at the Rose. All My Sons was Arthur Miller's first great Broadway success sealing his reputation as one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th Century. The production opens on 2nd November (previews from 28th October) and runs until 19th November 2016.

Chief Executive of Rose Theatre Kingston Robert O’Dowd says: "It’s a huge honour for the Rose to be continuing our journey in this way – producing brilliant plays with some of the most exciting artists from both the theatre and film worlds. We feel enormously privileged to have both John Malkovich making his London directorial debut with Zach Helm’s Good Canary and another great American director Michael Rudman presenting his take on Arthur Miller’s classic All My Sons. And following last year’s extraordinary The Wars of the Roses, we are also delighted to be welcoming back Trevor Nunn to direct the epic King John."

John Malkovich said “I’m delighted to be working at the Rose and very pleased to be working again on the Good Canary, and to be finally working on the play in its native language.”

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