What’s On: Rose, Lymington Players
DESCRIBED as a play of universal appeal, wit and observation, Rose, by Andrew Davies, will be on stage at the Malt Theatre, Lymington, next week.
The production is directed by Sara Yarwood and based on the 1980 play by the director and creator of the Bridget Jones films.
Set in the 1980s, Rose is a primary school teacher who is dissatisfied with her life, both at home and at school. Her new ways of working impress the primary school advisor, but are not welcomed by the traditional headmistress who feel that strong discipline is the key to the progress the school has made.
Meanwhile, Rose’s husband Geoffrey has lost the energy to cope and struggles to understand what is required at work and within his marriage.
Sally, Rose’s best friend also has a husband who has failed to live up to his previous promise as an aspiring musician and songwriter and now spends his days drinking Southern Comfort.
Sara chose the play because it featured some excellent female characters who she felt would suit members of Lymington Players.
She said: “The play focuses on people’s genuine concerns – their families, their children and their careers. There are no heroes or villains in the play. Will Rose manage to break free from the life she has created, or will she end up trapped into conformity?”
Author Andrew Wynford Davies is a Welsh screenwriter and novelist, is also known for his television adaptations of To Serve Them All My Days, House of Cards, Middlemarch, Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House, War and Peace, and his original serial A Very Peculiar Practice. He was made a Bafta Fellow in 2002.
Rose will be at Lymington Malt Theatre from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £14 or £12 for community centre members.
To book visit: https://lymingtoncommunity.com or contact the box office on 01590 672337.