thought-provoking theatre





The Rose and Crown


J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown

"fine resurrection of a gem . . .
Thoroughly enjoyable!"

edinburghguide.com

The Rose and Crown at the Edinburgh Fringe

9.10pm, 22 - 27 August 2016
Venue 9

theSpace on Niddry Street

Tickets 8 (6 concs): buy here


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

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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


An aging priest confronts the man - or angel, or demon - who confronts him. A grandmother remembers her first date, the man she married and their life together. A salesman tells how he met the woman of his dreams. In a Los Angeles bar the lives of older men are disturbed by the arrival of a young stranger. On the last day of his life, writer Frederick Rolfe relives his most famous novel, in which an Englishman becomes Pope. The beautiful youth in Death in Venice finally speaks ...


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.
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