The War of the Roses:
An International Stage Hit
“… an intelligent, stark comedy with an evil smile…. invites us to reflect on the nature of relationships in modern society.”
– Teleprenza on the Spanish premiere of the play
The stage version based on the original novel. The international hit, now available for production in English. Preview the script and watch clips from international productions.
Audiences Worldwide Love The War of the Roses
International Productions of The War of the Roses
House-full runs and spectacular reviews for The War of the Roses at national theatres worldwide – Teatro Belles Artes (Madrid), TIC Theater Wuppertal (Berlin) Comoedienhaus (Frankfurt), and Fondazione Teatro (Italy), Teatro Maipo (Argentina) and many others.
Warren Adler’s stage version, based on his iconic novel, continues to be produced internationally, reaching audiences in Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Prague, Norway, Iceland, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, and soon to be premiering in Mexico and many more countries.
Spain National Tour
“… an intelligent, stark comedy, with an evil smile… invites us to reflect on the nature of relationships in modern society.” – Teleprenza on the premiere at the Teatro Belles Artes, Madrid
Full House at The War of the Roses Dress Rehearsal!
“The dress rehearsal of the theatrical adaption of The War of the Roses was completely filled…. Barely 15 minutes after the opening of the box office, those seeking to enjoy this performance filled Sarobe to capacity.” — El Commercio
The End Of Marriage, With Humor.
“A poignant and humorous tale about the institution of marriage and a reflection on relationships. (…) A delight! (…) El Teatro Principal welcomes the national premiere of The War of the Roses with great success.” — El Pais
“Do not miss this hilarious drama starring beloved television host Carlos Sobera and Mar Regueras that comes to Madrid after a successful tour through the theaters in Spain. The War of the Roses pointedly illustrates the fine line that separates unconditional love from mortal hatred…. a great set design enabled the full display of disaster.” — La Opinion de Malaga
Additional Spanish reviews available upon request
“Adler’s interpretation of the show has a separate identity from the film. The pace is fast and intense depicting a true comedy and the two actors were exemplary (…) a full house at the world premiere of the show. A long applause revived an encore of the finale.” — L’Adige
“The War of the Roses by Warren Adler is a mechanism so perfectly balanced that one wonders if it could have been a wager placed by the author….” — La Nuova Sardegna
The resounding applause was well deserved for this interpretation of The War of the Roses by Ugo Chiti. The two actors were always in perfect harmony and perfectly expressed an intriguing story of psychological depth. The show has great creative force and a robust character.” – La Sicilia
“A wonderful cast for an amazing comedy (…) flawlessly unravels marriage clichés. This play is not an adaptation of the film version of The War of the Roses. Warren Adler freshly created the text for the play and developed the dramatic structure without reducing it, thereby creating a perfect mechanism specifically for the theater (…). The cast of actors just perfect, the scene design, created by Nicola Rubertelli, is elegant and imposing and the show directed by a meticulous and accurate Ugo Chiti have created a project that has been very successful for the last two years.” — Corriere della Sera
“The applause confirms the success of the The War of the Roses directed by Giancarlo Zanetti. The public appreciates this theatrical adaptation made by author of the novel of the famous film.” — La Repubblica
Additional Italian reviews available upon request
“The spectacular slugfest works well on the stage, as do the legendary vulgarities of the Roses. The War of the Roses at TiC disappointed no book or movie fans- including those who still believe that words like “struggle” and “battles” have only figurative meaning when it comes to marital problems…” — Cronenberger Woche TIC Theater Wuppertal
“Susann Fabiero as Barbara Rose (…) revolts against marital ennui. A deserved applause in what was a ‘sold-out’ premiere anyway” — General Anzieger Online
“A long applause and loud cheer as the Palace Theatre Neuvwied celebrated the opening night of The War of the Roses with Susann Fabiero and Martin Semmelrogge as Barbara and Jonathan Rose (…) The two delivered a dirty divorce battle on stage as the audience looked on with growing enthusiasm” — Rhein – Zeitun
With a lot of dark humor director Julia Penner presents the staging of Warren Adler’s novel The War of the Roses. Fans on the film version can look forward to a successful bond. (…) a sold-out show on Borner street and an enthusiastic applause with bravos all around.” — Westdeutsche Zeitung TIC Theater Wuppertal
“Wit and Brilliance (…) The War of the Roses with Martin Semmelrogge at Comoedienhaus is a complete success (…) An exciting trip to the theatre! – Hanauer Anzeiger
“A resounding applause for the grand premiere of The War of the Roses!” — Bonner Rundschau
“A vicious, nasty and amusing battle of the sexes!” – Express
“A turbulent comedy full of sarcasm and meanness.” – Expre
Additional German reviews available upon request
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