Hogarth's Progress: The Art Of Success Tickets

Rose Theatre Kingston 24-26 High Street, Kingston, London, KT1 1HL
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Hogarth's Progress: The Art Of Success Child Policy

Age recommendation: 14+ (at parental discretion). Contains some swearing and sexual references at points.
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Show Info

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World Premiere

The Art of Success is the first play in Hogarth's Progress | Written by Nick Dear | Directed by Anthony Banks

A highly imaginative comedy that makes Hogarth the Warhol of the 18th century' New York Times on The Art of Success

Set in an imagined version of eighteenth century London, Hogarth’s Progress is a riotous double bill of plays following one of Britain’s most celebrated artists on two spectacularly wild days and nights – one at the beginning of his career and one at the end.

The plays explore the extraordinary life of William Hogarth and the commercialisation of art in a time that saw British culture spring from the drawing rooms of the wealthy into ordinary houses across the country. Filled with political satire, boisterous romps and sleazy characters, Hogarth’s Progress promises to be an extraordinary theatrical event not to be missed.

The double bill begins with the first major revival of The Art of Success, which was first performed by the RSC in 1986 before transferring to the Barbican and New York. Compressing the artist’s ascent to fame into a single, action-filled night, Dear follows a larger-than-life Hogarth as he mingles with famous playwrights and artists, royalty and prostitutes, prime ministers and murderesses creating an exceedingly imaginative, thoroughly scurrilous, but nonetheless highly entertaining portrait of a world on the brink of transformation. The second play, The Taste of the Town, catches up with Hogarth 30 years later, finding him now hugely successful, yet still at odds with the world and with himself. Old and tired he may be, but there’s always time for one more fight.

Each play can be seen as a single performance or enjoyed together, either over different days or as a thrilling all-day theatrical experience. Early bird offer: save £20 when booking for both plays at the same time.


Hogarth's Progress: The Art Of Success Child Policy

Age recommendation: 14+ (at parental discretion). Contains some swearing and sexual references at points.

Important information

Booking Until
Wed, 17 October 2018
Cast

Hogarth's Progress: The Art Of Success Cast

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


Creative Team

Playwright
Nick Dear

Director
Anthony Banks

Set & Costume Designer
Andrew D Edwards

Video & Projection Designer
Douglas OConnell

Lighting Designer
James Whiteside

Music
Olly Fox

Sound Designer
Max Pappenheim

Casting Director
Stuart Burt CDG

Fight Directors
Rachel Bown Williams & Ruth Cooper Brown of RC-ANNIE Ltd

Assistant Director
Ally Manson
Reviews

Hogarth's Progress: The Art Of Success Critics & Reviews

'Abounds in wit and vitality... a very funny play' The Guardian

'Good, dirty, thought-provoking fun' The Telegraph

***** 'A wonderful double bill which brings us as close to eighteenth-century London as we are ever likely to get.' LondonTheatre1

**** 'Dazzling... an intriguing insight into the true nature of Hogarth's genius' The Guardian

**** 'Tender, playful, witty and touching… a winning portrait of the artist as, first, a young pup and then, even better, as an old dog' The Times

**** 'Incredibly funny... a fascinating double bill' Broadway World

**** 'Sharply written, both plays complement each other well to offer a portrait of a man who rarely seemed comfortable with his skills as an artist.' LoveLondonLoveCulture
Venue Info

Rose Theatre Kingston

24-26 High Street, Kingston, London, KT1 1HL

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The Rose Theatre, Kingston is a theatre on Kingston High Street in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The theatre seats 899 around a wide, thrust stage
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