The Rose's Readathon 2019

The Rose Playhouse

Six plays, one day! Back by popular demand, 2019 is the fifth year The Rose Playhouse is hosting the Readathon.

This is your chance to perform at the first Tudor theatre on Bankside, reading the famous roles of the venue's contemporary playwrights such as Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Each group of performers will have an hour to act out a play, before we rotate and move on to the next title. There will be a break for refreshments in between each performance.

For audience members, there will be a synopsis of each play. Participant tickets are limited for each performance.

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The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.

Booking Information

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020 7261 9565