Tennessee, Rose

The Style Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Pleasance and The Style Theatre Present

A gripping new play
Tennessee, Rose


Delve into the childhood of siblings Tennessee and Rose Williams and the rooted guilt of one of America’s greatest playwrights. Rose provided the inspiration for many of Williams’ greatest characters, (Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Laura in The Glass Menagerie and Catherine in Suddenly Last Summer) a woman who suffered betrayal at the hands of her family and society as a whole.

The play starts when Rose, in her 80s, is in a medical facility. Tennessee has died, leaving provision for flowers to be sent to her every week from beyond the grave but he is still very alive in her mind and on stage.

An inquisitive nurse wants to connect with Rose and tries, against medical advice, to help her find peace, something she may later come to regret. What might Rose say, were she given a voice? To her brother, to her mother, to her nurse, to the world? The play examines mental health, guilt, and the role of family tragedy in artistic creation…


Ace Dome, Venue 23

Performance Starts:

12:10 (13:10)

Pleasance Dome


2nd to 28th August
(Not 9th, 16th & 23rd)


From £7 to £13

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Tennessee, Rose