HOME to present major revival of Martin Sherman’s ‘Rose’, starring Dame Janet Suzman

HOME has announced the very first UK revival of Martin Sherman’s award-winning Rose, which first premiered at the National Theatre back in 1999.

Directed by Richard Beecham, the production sees Academy Award-nominee Dame Janet Suzman return to the stage for the first time in seven years as the eponymous Rose

Rose runs at HOME from Thursday 25 May to Saturday 10 June, 2017.

From her home in Miami, USA, eighty-year-old Rose takes us on a journey through her long and tumultuous life, a life marked by oppression, displacement, suffering and survival.

A life which begins in the shtetls of Eastern Europe and continues through Nazi-occupied Poland, British Mandate Palestine, America, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

An epic in miniature, Rose tells the extraordinary story of a century – with warmth and humour – directly through the eyes of one remarkable woman.

Janet Suzman commented:

“This anarchic, agnostic tearaway got to me when I read Martin Sherman’s terrific play. Rose’s ironical self-awareness, her independence of spirit, her fierce instinct for survival is the story we all want to hear about the human spirit at its bravest. In the end she finds a moral purpose to a life forged in an immoral world. I salute Rose and her like.”

As the current refugee crisis engulfs Europe, as America closes its doors to refugees, and as racism, xenophobia and nationalism are resurgent across the globe, this revival of Rose is extremely topical and timely.

Richard Beecham added:

“Rose strikes me as a play for our times. Written on the cusp of the millennium as an epitaph to the 20th century, this play about the refugee experience, about anti-Semitism and xenophobia, about the conflict in Israel/Palestine, about America as a safe haven for the persecuted, looks forward to our 21st century world in a frighteningly prescient way. It does so with real insight, bravura storytelling and a mordant sense of humour and I am delighted to be working with the extraordinary Janet Suzman to bring Rose alive for audiences today.”

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