Shakespeare Solos

Shakespeare Solos

May 21, 2019

The Rose Playhouse

From 21–23 May, join us for a mini-festival of 1- and 2-person shows from around the world.

21 May:

Love Deadline (Desdemona) (40 min) (in English)

Reimagining Othello in Korea, Love Deadline is a one-woman performance by Ji Young Choi, which premiered in New York last year, and asks the question:

Is there a deadline to love?

Desdemona thought her love would last forever, but then Othello changed. For 7 days, she stays in her Korean traditional tea room to avoid his mysterious anger. As she struggles to regain his love, Desdemona discovers the Butterfly Effect and tries to solve the situation before the love deadline expires. 


Bez-Senność (60 min) (in English and Polish)

Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Poland’s Teatr Strefa Otwarta present a love story bursting with passion, intrigue and jealously. Drawing on traditions of Shakespearian theatre, two performers, Ania Rakowska and Piotr Misztela, take on a multitude of characters and invite you, the audience, for a wild and unexpected ride where you can shape the action.



23 May:

Richard III (A One Woman Show) (60 min) (in English)

Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined Richard III as a bold and engaging one-woman show. The fourth wall has been utterly obliterated, as the audience take on the roles of all the other characters at Richard's party in this intimate, exciting, and moving production. Let Richard entertain you . . . but will you survive?

‘Coolly psychotic’ **** New York Times



Tickets are £15; concessions are available (£12 for students and the over 60s, and £10 for Friends of The Rose).  Please note there is a 15p per ticket booking fee.

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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

Box Office

020 7261 9565