Rosie is a member of Soho Theatre's Writers Lab 2017/18 and a recipient of a Peggy Ramsay Foundation grant for new writing.


INSIDE was nominated for the FringeFirst, Carol Tambor and Bobby Awards. 

THE SCOTSMAN 4 STARS ‘HOT SHOW' ★★★★ “There can be few more involving or unforgettable character studies in Edinburgh this year… an incredibly powerful and emotional piece” “Hits every beat beautifully."

BROADWAY BABY 5 STARS ★★★★★ “Instantly knocks you off your feet by its sheer astonishing bravado and unforgettable strength... haunting, intimate and devastating drama.” “…one of the most unforgettable pieces of theatre” "Rosie MacPherson engulfs the role with a remarkable bravery and intensity; it is a richly textured, impeccable performance."

THREE WEEKS 5 STARS ★★★★★ “Harrowing, complex and original… MacPherson will move you to tears and have you looking out for her name in the future.”

REVIEWS HUB 5 STARS ★★★★★ “…one of the most intelligent pieces of theatre to premiere in years.” “MacPherson is a rising star, definitely one to watch.”

THE STAGE 4 STARS ★★★★ “MacPherson gives a performance of intense realism…” “…a frequently harrowing hour."

FRINGE REVIEW 4 STARS ★★★★ “MacPherson’s performance is measured, sensitive and powerful... truly impressive stuff”

WHATSONSTAGE 4 STARS ★★★★ “Rosie MacPherson gives a compelling performance and she is definitely a future talent to watch out for!"

Press includes:
[COVER STORY] THE BIG ISSUE NORTH “A one-woman tour-de-force.”” Rosie MacPherson is not only one of the country’s rising actors – she’s a playwright as well”

THE INDEPENDENT “Edinburgh Fringe to showcase timely new drama inspired by Natascha Kampusch, Elisabeth Fritzl and Jaycee Lee Dugard”

A YOUNGER THEATRE Feature: Inside of Stockholm Syndrome


Previous Performances:
Funded by Arts Council England & O2 Think Big
The Lowry, Salford, THEATRE503, Gilded Balloon, Canterbury Festival, The Octagon, Bolton, MAC, Birmingham, SlungLow, Leeds, The Garage, Norwich, The Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter, Cast, Doncaster & Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield.

THE STAGE  ★★★★ "A timely and compelling look at the hostile immigration environment by a talented, charismatic company" "A Handmaid’s Tale for immigration, Where We Began is an urgent, angry examination of the idea of home."

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE "Shines a spotlight on a difficult subject without forgetting to be compelling, entertaining and humane." "an eerily credible vision of the future... skilfully balancing humour and pathos."

REVIEWS HUB ★★★★ "Traumatic and cathartic" "A considered attempt to redress the wrongs that are going on right now"

MY THEATRE MATES ★★★★ "The events that transpire feel like an organic development of what’s happening globally."

Press includes:


BIG ISSUE BLOG: Rosie MacPherson (Writer)

REVIEWS HUB FEATURE: Tafadzwa Muchenje (Performer)

THAT'S YORK TV: Rosie MacPherson and Tafadzwa Muchenje

BBC YORK RADIO: Tafadzwa Muchenje and John Tomlinson (Producer)

BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE (56:00) Rosie MacPherson and Tafadzwa Muchenje


Commisoned by Camden People's Theatre, Theatre in the Mill and Cast.

Previous Performances:

Cast, Doncaster, York Theatre Royal, Arc, Stockton, Live Theatre, Newcastle, Gala Theatre, Durham, The Maltings, Berwick, HighTide Festival, London, The Peacock, Sunderland, Square Chapel, Halifax, The Carriageworks, Leeds, The Unity, Liverpool, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford, Hull Truck Theatre, Camden People's Theatre, Migration Matters Festival.



Made in partnership with City of Sanctuary.

THE REVIEWS HUB ★★★★ 1/2 "Should be mandatory viewing." "Rosie MacPherson has created a stark and compelling piece of meta-theatre." "A powerful tale that brings home the humanity and personal suffering behind the media headlines."

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE “Brutal and unforgettable." "Politically, this piece is doing something remarkable."

FEMALE ARTS 4 STARS ★★★★ “MacPherson tackles this dificult subject with deftness... challenging the practices of the status quo"

FORGE PRESS 4 STARS ★★★★ "A story with real emotive power that leaves one questioning our government's policies towards asylum seekers. Unquestionably great theatre."

NOUSE 4 STARS ★★★★ “A piece of beauty.” “goes beyond theatre and implores social justice, ultimately Tanja reflects what theatre has the power to be.”

Press includes:

BIG ISSUE BLOG: Rosie MacPherson (Writer/Performer)

BIG ISSUE BLOG: Emily Ntshangase-Wood (Lead performer)

BIG ISSUE BLOG: John Tomlinson (Producer)



Previous Performances:
Funded by Arts Council England 
The Houses of Parliament, Camden People's Theatre, The Lowry, Salford, The Crucible Studio, Sheffield, MAC, Birmingham, Unity, Liverpool, Cast, Doncaster, ARC, Stockton, Square Chapel, Halifax, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Carriageworks, Leeds, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford, Derby Theatre, Oldham Coliseum, Skipton Townhall & Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield, Pulse Festval, Migration Matters Festival.

Supported by Leeds Beckett University, The Lowry, Salford, SlungLow, Leeds, Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield, The Garage, Norwich, The Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter.

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