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Rose is a comedy by Welsh writer Andrew Davies [1] (born 1936). A play about a teacher who rises above her circumstances. Casting: Male 3, Female 5.

First produced in London at the Duke of York's Theatre by Colin Brough for The Lupton Theatre Company Ltd on 28 February 1980 starring Glenda Jackson and directed by Alan Dossor. originally produced in the previous year at the Belvrade Theatre, Coventry.

The original text

Published by Samuel French, 1980.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1980: Presented by Toerien-Firth Company by arrangement with Colin Brough and Herbert de Leon Ltd at the Baxter Theatre directed by British director Harvey Ashby, starring Sandra Duncan, Maggie Holland, Paddy Canavan, Iain Winter, Christine le Brocq, visiting British actress Tammy Ustinov, Paul Bosman and Alan Granville.

1981: Presented by The Little Abbey and The Durban Theatre Foundations, directed by Dennis Schauffer, November.

2001: Janice Honeyman directed a production of this play in Gauteng, starring Annabel Linder in the lead. Lighting designer Jane Gosnell.


Doollee: the Playwrgihts Database [2].

Rose theatre programme, 1980.

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 27. 57.

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