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VenueRose Theatre Kingston
From13th September 2018
To21st October 2018
What is currently on at Rose Theatre Kingston (V051452426)

The Art of Success

The Art of SuccessT01134659690
Based 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.
Author Nick Dear

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Hogarth's Progress

World Premiere Part of the double bill "Hogarth's Progress".


Director Anthony Banks
Design Andrew D Edwards
Design Douglas O'Connell (video and projection designer)
Lighting James Whiteside
Music Olly Fox
Sound Max Pappenheim
Director Stuart Burt (casting director)
Director Rachel Bown-Williams (fight director for RC-Annie)
Director Ruth Cooper-Brown (fight director for RC-Annie)
Director Naomi Said (movement director)
Performer Keith Allen
Performer Ruby Bentall
Performer Emma Cunniffe
Performer Ben Deery
Performer Jack Derges
Performer Bryan Dick
Performer Ian Hallard
Performer Susannah Harker
Performer Jasmine Jones
Performer Sylvestra Le Touzel
Performer Mark Umbers

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