A fusion of dance, opera and music, Pleasure's Progress: A tale of Sex! Wigs! Wags! 'n' Bawds
explores the vistas and vision of the English painter, printmaker and satirist William Hogarth (1696-1764). Tuckett brings Hogarth's dark pictorial narratives bang up to date, drawing on material from some of his most celebrated work including - A Rake's Progress, Marriage a la mode,, A Harlot's Progress, Four Stages of Cruelty
and Beer Street and Gin Lane
, combining a vivid slice of historical Covent Garden with contemporary urban life. Supported by the paul Hamlyn Education Fund.Music Paul Englishby. Lyrics Alasdair Middleton. Director Will Tuckett. Choreographer Will Tuckett. Design Jon Bausor. Lighting Jon Clark.