Stage set for a prickly Rose

A one-woman show encapsulating the benchmarks of 20th century history will be staged at the Mountmellick Arts Centre, The Balcony Theatre, on Friday, October 17.

A one-woman show encapsulating the benchmarks of 20th century history will be staged at the Mountmellick Arts Centre, The Balcony Theatre, on Friday, October 17.

First performed at the National Theatre, London, in 1999, ‘Rose’ now features seasoned actress Fiona York in the title role, directed by Ben Hennessy.

‘Rose’ is the story of a remarkable life and an amazing story of survival. Her journey starts in a tiny Russian village and takes her to the Warsaw ghettos and a ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona canyons and the salsa-flavoured nights of Miami Beach.

This is a sharply drawn portrait of a feisty Jewish woman and events that shaped a century.

Fiona York has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning forty years, encompassing film, television, radio and theatre. ‘Rose’ promises to be an unmissable piece of theatre.