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Premiere of Red Rose – BBC Three’s new horror series – to take place in Bolton



Show creators Michael and Paul Clarkson will be attending the exclusive red-carpet screening on Tuesday 9 August, alongside actors Amelia Clarkson, Isis Hainsworth, Ellis Howard, Natalie Blair, Natalie Gavin and Ali Kahn.

The event is taking place at The Light Cinema in Bolton and includes a feature-length preview of the first episode of the series, produced by the multi-award-winning production company Eleven (Sex Education, Glue, The Enfield Haunting), followed by a Q&A session.

To be in with a chance of attending this event, apply for tickets on the BBC Shows and Tours website

Set and filmed in Bolton in the long hot summer following GCSEs, our heroes’ friendships are infiltrated by the Red Rose app, which blooms on their smartphones, threatening them with dangerous consequences if they don’t meet its demands.

The app exposes the group to a seemingly supernatural entity and the seductive, terrifying power of the dark web. Red Rose is ultimately a story of friendship told through the prism of a classic horror-thriller.

Following the screening of the first episode, guests can hear directly from the Clarkson twins – Michael and Paul – and the cast, during a Q&A session.

The Clarkson twins will also offer budding script writers an insight into the making of Red Rose. Hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Katie Thistleton, this masterclass offers a unique opportunity to hear from Michael and Paul about their careers and how to get started in script writing. Register for tickets by emailing

Creators Michael and Paul Clarkson say: “We’ve had the amazing opportunity to work in LA, but Bolton is our childhood home. We wanted to showcase the town that made us and explore the key issues facing young people today. Working with the BBC to bring this genre-led story back home to Bolton, and using our experience from The Haunting of Bly Manor, has been well good!”

Nawfal Faizullah, Executive Producer for the BBC, says: “This show was crafted with its people and location in mind, so it’s an honour to be able to showcase the amazing talent of the Clarkson twins in their home town, and to present the brilliant horror of Red Rose in Bolton first.”

Red Rose is a co-production between Eleven and Entertainment One (eOne) for BBC Three and Netflix. It is executive produced by Joel Wilson, Carissa Hope Lynch and Jamie Campbell for Eleven, Nawfal Faizullah and Mona Qureshi for the BBC and Polly Williams. Olivia Trench is the co-executive producer for Eleven.

The new eight-part series is due to air on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer on 15 August.

Content and Ticket Information

Content warning: Red Rose is suitable for audiences aged 16 and above. All under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Red Rose is a horror and contains scenes and sensitive themes including suicide that some viewers may find distressing.

Tickets: Tickets will be allocated by random draw with 70 percent of the tickets going to BL postcodes*, 20 percent going to Greater Manchester postcodes** and 10 percent going to the rest of the UK.

You can register at any time until 10am on Thursday 28 July.

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets.

In the lead up to the production, to help minimise the spread of coronavirus we ask that you do not attend the recording if you begin to develop any of the symptoms of Coronavirus or if you have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for Coronavirus. If you have registered for additional tickets on behalf of your friends and family, we ask that you also let them know to stay at home if they need to.