In Conversation With: Oscar-winner David Parfitt

The Rose Playhouse

7 pm (until 8:15 pm)

David will be talking about setting up the Renaissance Theatre Company with Kenneth Branagh, and his career as a film producer, including on Shakespeare in Love, which features a reconstruction of the Rose as one of its main characters and won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 71st Academy Awards.  

Between 1987 and 1991, RTC created various celebrated productions of Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, As You like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear and Coriolanus. David was awarded the 1988 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) Special Award for his work with RTC.

A former actor, David is also known for producing Branagh’s Shakespeare films, including Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V. As co-founder of Trademark Films, he produced The Madness of King George, Peter’s Friends, A Bunch of Amateurs, The Wings of the Dove, I Capture the Castle, My Week with Marilyn and Red Joan, among others. Television projects include Parade’s End and The Wipers Times.

Tickets are £5 and can be booked through TryBooking by clicking here. You will receive a link to this Zoom event via email. Any additional contributions for The Rose Playhouse will be much appreciated and go towards funding the Rose Revealed Project.

Please note that booking for this event will close at 5:00 pm on 26 May.


The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.

Booking Information

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020 7261 9565