Hogarth's Progress: Double Bill Tickets

Rose Theatre Kingston 24-26 High Street, Kingston, London, KT1 1HL
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Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday 14:30 19:30
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Book Hogarth's Progress: Double Bill Tickets

Hogarth's Progress: Double Bill

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.

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

Important information

Running time
Running time for each play is approx two hours plus a 20-min interval.
Booking Until
Sun, 21 October 2018
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