Alison Steadman to star in Michael Frayn's HERE at the Rose Theatre Kingston


by Michael Frayn 
starring Alison Steadman
Rose Theatre, Kingston 19 April – 12 May

Rose Theatre, Kingston is delighted to announce its revival of Michael Frayn’s Here for a limited run, Thursday 19 April – Saturday 12 May, starring Alison Steadman.

Here is where everything happens. Here and now – in the space around us that we can see and touch. For Phil and Cath, in this one small studio flat, as they begin to construct their life together. For them the whole past history of the universe has led up to this moment, and its whole future history will be determined by what they decide together.  Here. Now.

But how to decide anything, when the other person keeps disagreeing? And when the woman downstairs keeps dumping the left-over remains of her own life on you...?

Making her Rose Theatre debut Alison Steadman is one of the UK’s best-loved and most prolific actresses, recently enjoying a West End run in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit as the improbable clairvoyant Madame Arcati. Also on stage she created the role of the monstrous Beverly in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and starred in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, for which she won an Olivier Award. Her films include ‘Shirley Valentine’ and Mike Leigh’s ‘Life Is Sweet’ and ‘Topsy Turvy’. Television work includes ‘Fat Friends’, ‘The Singing Detective’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Gavin & Stacey’.

Here is directed by Lisa Spirling, whose recent directing credits include Hundreds and Thousands (Buckle for Dust at Soho Theatre Upstairs), Terminal Four Play (Theatre503, Latitude Festival), Cotton Wool (Buckle for Dust at Theatre503, Meyer-Whitworth Award Winner), and Idiots of Ants (Pleasance, Edinburgh and on tour).

Set and costume is by Polly Sullivan.

Further casting to be announced.

Press Night: Friday 27 April, 7pm


Dates:   Thursday 19 April – Saturday 12 May
Times:  Evenings, 7.30pm; Thursday & Saturday matinees, 2.30pm 
                Press night 7pm
                No Sunday performances
Tickets: £14 - £30
               Premium tickets £37.50, £45
               Group discounts available on selected performances
Box Office:08444 821 556/ (bkg fee)