Since leaving the Royal Shakespeare Company, Ruth Rosen has established a unique international reputation for her highly individualised literary portraits and has appeared at many major national and international festivals and theatres. Writers with whom she has frequently given performances include Harold Pinter, D. M. Thomas and biographer Michael Holroyd. Ruth’s solo shows and dramatised readings, which she has devised and researched herself, are based on the work of a wide range of writers and other personalities. Her National Theatre Platform Performances at the Olivier Theatre include a celebration of the life of Anna Akhmatova, “You will Hear Thunder”, written for her by D.M. Thomas, the poems of W.S. Graham with Harold Pinter and The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas. On behalf of the British Council who describe her as “one of England’s leading poetry and prose performers,” she has given performances in Russia and the Far East of both British poetry and ‘The Best of Commonwealth Poetry and Prose’, and in Britain on Ted Hughes and Iris Murdoch.