thought-provoking theatre

The Rose and Crown

J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown The Rose and Crown at the Edinburgh Fringe

9.10pm, 22 - 27 August 2016
Venue 9

theSpace on Niddry Street

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Arbery Productions presents J B Priestley's rarely-seen The Rose and Crown.
In turns comic, moving and spine-chilling, a powerful one-act play
by the author of An Inspector Calls and Time and the Conways.

70 years of The Rose and Crown
The first production of The Rose and Crown was a live broadcast on BBC television on
27 August 1946*. The last night of our run will be 27 August 2016.
Celebrate with us 70 years of this forgotten masterpiece!

* some of our printed publicity mistakenly refers to 1947

J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016

from the left: Edward Stone, plumber & shopkeeper; Ivy Randle, housewife; Percy Randle,
warehouse assistant; Bertha Reed, widow; Kathleen Peck, alcoholic; Harry Tully, ducker and diver
top: representative, London North East District

Post-war 1940s Britain is cold, rationed and bleak. In a London pub a group of drinkers are complaining about their lives when a stranger enters and makes an unusual request.

An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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Thought-provoking theatre

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In 2012 Arbery Productions began in London, bringing Martin Foreman's plays to the stage - plays with strong characters and in intelligent, poetic and sympathetic language, revealing the disturbing and often unspoken emotions that lie beneath the surface of our lives. Several of these were directed by Martin, others by Emma King-Farlow. Now in Edinburgh, our current project is J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown. If you have a project you would like to bring to the stage, get in touch.

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This production company has signed up to the Protecting Actors Fringe Charter, helping to ensure all cast and crew involved operate under safe and fair working conditions.
Protecting Actors : SHIELD:9899

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