An American Rose
By Charlotte Jones. The chilling story of the most powerful family in America and the tragic fate that befell Rosemary Kennedy, who underwent a prefrontal lobotomy.
by Charlotte Jones
The Kennedys were the most famous family in
England when Joseph became American Ambassador
in London. But daughter Rosemary's behaviour began to
cause the family increasing concern.
Produced by Claire Grove
Directed by Sally Avens
Award winning writer Charlotte Jones' play is inspired by the lives of two of JFK's sisters, 'Rosemary' Kennedy, who died in 2005, but underwent a prefrontal lobotomy aged 23 and Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy who married the heir to the Duke of Devonshire.
Charlotte's work includes 'Airswimming' and 'Humble Boy' for the National Theatre. She has written several plays for Radio.
|Rosemary Kennedy||Fenella Woolgar|
|Kathleen Kennedy||Lydia Wilson|
|Rose Kennedy||Lisa Eichhorn|
|Deborah Mitford||Tilly Gaunt|
|Billy Hartington||Carl Prekopp|
|Dr Freeman||Don Gilet|
|Sister Margaret||Tracy Wiles|
|John White||Harry Livingstone|
- Sat 3 Mar 2012 14:30
- Fri 7 Sep 2012 21:00