Mary Rose archiveA deeply unsettling play about the abduction of a girl in 1890 and her reappearance twenty-five years later. When Barrie came to write Mary Rose in the aftermath of WW1, his own awareness of a tragic tension between time and timelessness had become a nation's. The play examines a central nerve at the time of children not returning or missing presumed dead and touches on many of Barrie's obsessions; the loss of innocence, eternal youth and the tricks of time. Described as a play about the happy anguish of peace, this is a spiritual, deeply disturbing piece. The Great War is over. A soldier returns to his childhood home. It is derelict. As he sits in silence, Time dissolves and 'the crafty work begins'. Mary Rose has been described as a much darker companion to Peter Pan. Peter it will be remembered, would not grow up. Mary Rose cannot.


Author: J M Barrie
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Archive listings for Mary Rose

Work type: Play.


Producer Conn Artists Theatre Co (in association with Worthing Theatres and Museum).
27 Apr 22The Sinden Theatre, Tenterden :: V0683316420
listing details L1528310006
4 Apr 22The Quay Arts Centres, Newport :: V842
listing details L01033530647
26 Mar 22The Atkinson, Southport :: V0485350863
listing details L96455637
25 Mar 22Bradford Playhouse, Bradford :: V0545194186
listing details L01483983041
22 Mar 22 to 23 Mar 22Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield :: V425
listing details L1995095259
11 Mar 22 to 12 Mar 22Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
listing details L01657252308
14 Apr 21The Atkinson, Southport :: V0485350863
listing details L1174550113


Producer Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Director Richard Baron. Design Neil Warmington. Costume Neil Warmington. Lighting Wayne Dowdeswell. Stage ManagerKay Hesford. Stage ManagerMaggi Lindsay (deputy stage manager). Stage ManagerHeather Saunderson (assistant stage manager). Performer Valerie Cutko (Mrs. Otery). Performer Alan Mirren (Mr. Cameron). Performer Sara Clark-Downie (Mrs. Morland). Performer Irene Allan (Mrs. Morland). Performer Ian Marr (Mr. Morland). Performer Alan Steele (J.M. Barrie). Performer Elliot Fitzpatrick (Harry Morland Blake).
1 Jun 17 to 11 Oct 17Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry :: V638
listing details L1917973735


Running time: 2hrs 30mins. This is a ghost story but suitable for ages 11+.Presented byMidnight (in association with Darbourne Luff). Company DogOrange. Director Matthew Parker. Music Maria Haik Escudero. Musical Director Maria Haik Escudero. Design Cherry Truluck. Lighting Gary Bowman. Sound Mike Thacker. Sound Andy Graham. Costume Penelope Watson. Performer Jessie Cave (Mary Rose).
28 Mar 12 to 28 Apr 12Riverside Studios, Outer London :: V331
listing details L2122347760


Company DogOrange. Director Matthew Parker.
10 May 11 to 28 May 11Jack Studio Theatre (previously Brockley Studio Theatre), Outer London :: V299
listing details L01227197818


Producer Royal Lyceum Edinburgh. Director Tony Cownie. Design Neil Murray. Performer Kim Gerard. Performer Michael Mackenzie. Performer Una McLean. Performer John Ramage. Performer Anne Kidd.
24 Oct 08 to 15 Nov 08Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh :: V604
listing details L995210212


Producer Nottingham Playhouse. Director Richard Baron. Design Edward Lipscomb. Lighting Mark Pritchard. Performer Eileen Battye (Mrs Morland). Performer Eilidh Macdonald (Mary Rose). Performer David Delve (Mr Morland). Performer Michael Thomson (Cameron). Performer Janet Michael (Mrs Otrey). Performer Andrew Watson (Harry). Performer Kern Falconer (Mr Amy). Performer Mark Dexter (Simon).
4 Oct 02 to 26 Oct 02Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
listing details L62450202


Company Two Colour Theatre Company. Director Hamish Gray. Design Hamish Gray. Performer Rosa Blacker. Performer Tracy Jewitt. Performer Sean McGlynn. Performer Scott McKellar. Performer Andy Snowball. Performer Daniel Wain. Performer Anne-Louise Wildman.
21 Nov 01 to 8 Dec 01Theatre at the Tabard, Outer London :: V334
listing details L488833054


Company Two Colour Theatre Company. Performer Rosa Blacker. Performer Scott McKellar. Performer Pauline O'Driscoll. Performer Andy Snowball. Performer Tom Sykes. Performer Daniel Wain. Performer Anne-Louise Wildman.
30 Jan 01 to 17 Feb 01Theatre at the Tabard, Outer London :: V334
listing details L1438941311


Director Hamish Gray.
5 Mar 97 to 22 Mar 97Theatre at the Tabard, Outer London :: V334
listing details L578845813

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