Five Stars
Metro, What’s On Stage,, The Upcoming, London Theatre Reviews, Theatre Weekly
British Theatre | The Upcoming | London Theatre Reviews | Theatre Weekly
A Masterpiece
The Spectator
Directed by Scott Le Crass
23 May - 18 June 2023
The Ambassadors Theatre
Book Tickets
6 June Post Show Q&A with
Maureen Lipman & Martin Sherman
Produced by Thomas Hopkins, Michael Quinn, Guy Chapman,
Sarig Peker, Keren Misgav Ristvedt
& Pinnacle Productions
in association with
Julian Stoneman, Creative House Productions, John Rogerson, Sisco Entertainment Group.


The award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Martin Sherman’s Rose transfers to the Ambassador’s Theatre for 28 performances, from Tuesday 23rd of May after sell-out runs at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, and The Park Theatre, London once again starring Maureen Lipman.

Oivier Award winning, Maureen 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.

Written by award-winning Martin Sherman whose other plays include Bent, Messiah , A MadHouse in Goa as well as When She Danced, the films Alive and Kicking and Mrs Henderson Presents as well as the Broadway Musical The Boy From Oz.

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.

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.


Maureen Lipman


Martin Sherman
Scott Le Crass
David Shields
Set and Costume Designer
Jane Lalljee
Lighting Designer
Julian Starr
Sound Designer and Composer


‘I wrote this part for Maureen; decades later she’s playing it’
The Jewish Chronicle
Tell Us In 10: Martin Sherman
Official London Theatre
Maureen Lipman Interview
Daily Mail