Rosa Mendoza


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Rosa Mendoza

October 20, 2021
– October 21, 2021

In February
2016 on the very day plans for a Brexit referendum are announced Rosa Mendoza from
Antequera in Southern Spain applies for a job as a chamber maid in the
award-winning and quintessentially English Poppyland Guest House in the Norfolk
seaside town of Cromer. Owners Keith and Pamela Dawson proudly promise their
guests impeccable standards and a traditional old-school British holiday. The
union jack flies in the front garden, cauliflower cheese remains a fixture on
the early supper menu and croissants will be served at breakfast over Pam’s
dead body. But in February 2016 Pam and Keith are struggling to recruit English
staff and so Rosa Mendoza, a free spirit with a natural talent for breaking
rules and crossing boundaries somehow lands the job and life at the Poppyland
is about to change for ever. A law unto herself Rosa is charming and funny but
also reckless and highly unpredictable. In Rosa Mendoza there is darkness and
light in equal measure.

Set over four tumultuous
years during which
new fault lines begin
to crack open the political landscape of the UK,
Rob John’s new Norfolk play explores an
explosive triangular relationship in a dark comedy for our times.

Age Suitability – 14+

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