Transferring after sold-out runs at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre and London's Park Theatre, Martin Sherman’s Rose begins its West End run May 23. It's set to play Ambassadors Theatre through June 18.
Olivier winner Maureen Lipman (Messiah, Wonderful Town) reprises the role of Rose, a woman makes the dangerous crossing from Nazi-occupied Europe to America. She tells "the story of a century where everything changed except the violence of the strong against the weak."
Scott Le Crass directs the production, which features design by David Shields, musical composition and sound design by Julian Star, and lighting design by Jane Lalljee.
Rose was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1999 and then took a turn on the Broadway stage at the Lyceum Theatre in 2000. Sherman's other works include Bent, Messiah, A Madhouse In Goa, When She Danced, Gently Down the Stream, and The Boy From Oz.