Rose (West End)
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Rose (West End)

Rose (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(10 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Clever, Funny

About the Show

Maureen Lipman stars in the West End transfer of Martin Sherman’s drama about a Jewish woman escaping Nazisim.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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51 Reviews | 1 Follower
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to learn about Jewish history, be surprised, be made to think, all the while experiencing great acting.

Don't see it if You find static monologues boring Read more

120 Reviews | 12 Followers
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a masterclass in storytelling.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person monologue-style plays or you might get upset about graphic description of Holocaust atrocities. Read more

99 Reviews | 8 Followers
Intense, Great acting, Clever

See it if Great performance by Maureen Lipman, but over stretched and the impact of the big moment is a bit lost.

Don't see it if Have no interest in the history of the 20thC.

33 Reviews | 0 Followers
Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a masterful actress reminiscing about the aching soul

Don't see it if Monologues don't interest you

36 Reviews | 9 Followers
Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to learn more about the history of the European jews told by an amazing actress. A very insightful show

Don't see it if you are not interested in history and human stories

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
Dated, Absorbing

See it if What a treat to see Maureen Lipman lived in stage and so impressing seeing her hold the show on her own.

Don't see it if I guess if you're not a Maureen Lipman fan then this isn't for you

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a truly great actor (ML) at work. You want to be made to realise what 20th century history did to the people who lived it.

Don't see it if You want a laugh a minute. This is strong stuff, but there is humour for sure. You want to escape the misery of man's cruelty to man. Read more

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love monologues. You are interested in people and like to know their stories.

Don't see it if You don’t have a good attention span. Read more

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
May 29th, 2023

"This is overlong and very static for a solo show and if you lose focus you can miss one of the narrative swerves... There’s no real resolution to this uneven work, but it’s an undeniably fine performance."
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 6th, 2023

"[Maureen Lipman's] funny when she needs to be, imbued with quiet pathos. She’s saluting a remarkable generation, but she’s one of a kind too."
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The Stage (UK)
May 30th, 2023

"She’s a solid, stoic presence, barely moving throughout the show’s lengthy run time but expressing a great depth of emotion with impressive subtlety...Lipman also displays some impeccable comic timing, dropping deadpan punchlines into even the bleakest moments of her story."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
June 6th, 2023

"In a stunningly sensitive and sentimental approach, Lipman delivers one of the all time great performances and should definitely be given her flowers for a triumph such as this."
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May 30th, 2023

"[Maureen Lipman] wows with this still and utterly gripping performance. Funny, heartbreaking and fierce all at once, this is a masterclass in acting. There really is nothing quite like a Dame."
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West End Best Friend
May 31st, 2023

"This is a gruelling and stark one-woman show focusing on the eponymous Rose...Maureen Lipman’s performance is poised and dignified, and she hits all the beats of Sherman’s sharply observed, dry humour...Nevertheless, this is a devastatingly timely revival of a harrowing and human piece – an enduring story of survival."
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Everything Theatre (UK)
June 6th, 2023

"There’s real magic to this play, and it’s no surprise it has seen such success...The play is a beautiful exploration of identity, belonging and, ultimately, the depressing reality of how little has changed."
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Time Out London
May 27th, 2023

"Two things become very clear: Lipman is an extraordinary actress, and Sherman an extraordinary’s elegance, simplicity, all pared back and back until the only focus is Lipman and the story, and through its simplicity it hollows you out all the more."
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