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The Art of Success - Hogarth's Progress

The Art of Success - Hogarth's Progress (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01134659690. Details of all The Art of Success - Hogarth's Progress archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2402

Archive Listings

13 Sep 18
21 Oct 18
Rose Theatre Kingston
Kingston, Surrey
Performance Details => Venue archive


The Art of Success - Hogarth's Progress archiveBased on the life of William Hogarth (famous for his bawdy illustrations Marriage a la mode, The Rake's Progress and The Harlot's Progress) it is funny, savage, passionate, cruel, foul mouthed, sexy and at times surreal and grotesque play. In an age when owning any kind of picture - other than a religious image - was the prerogative of the rich, Hogarth stood at a turning point in history, his engravings were now available to Joe Public - with this new power came new responsibilities for the artist. First produced in 1987 by the RSC], Nick Dear said he wanted to write about sex in a time when words like 'feminism' and 'sexuality' didn't exist, to write about the unconscious world before Freud. To do so he takes lots of liberties and makes many speculations, creating a romping, theatrical cartoon but at it's core the play grapples provocatively in political and social terrain. The play contains scenes, language and or issues of an adult nature. World Premiere


Keith Allen, Ruby Bentall, Emma Cunniffe, Ben Deery, Jack Derges, Bryan Dick, Ian Hallard, Susannah Harker, Jasmine Jones, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Mark Umbers


Author: Nick Dear
Director(s): Anthony Banks, Stuart Burt (casting director), Rachel Bown-Williams (fight director for RC-Annie), Ruth Cooper-Brown (fight director for RC-Annie), Naomi Said (movement director)
Design(s): Andrew D Edwards, Douglas O'Connell (video and projection designer)
Lighting: James Whiteside
Music: Olly Fox
Sound: Max Pappenheim


No UKTW or User reviews available.
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