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Rose (Starring Keira And Art Malik) (Dirty Boots, MLJ and SEArED in association with Pleasance)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

‘Rose’ is a soft, sublime portrait of the conflict between a person’s home and their cultural roots. Rose is English because she was born in England, but her father – for all of his efforts – is not. Presented in the set of a hospital ward where Arthur spends his last days, the play skilfully transports back and forth between past and present, dealing with some of the key points in Rose’s life and how she begins to learn the truth about her father, her mother and her heritage. The two stars of the show are father and daughter in real life, which adds to the piece’s potency; overall, a moving, meandering piece that strikes the perfect balance between intensity and charm.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 5.25pm (6.35pm), £12.50 – £14.50, fpp294.
tw rating 5/5