Madame Rubinstein - by John Misto PARK THEATRE 26 April - 27 May 2017 2nd November 2016 to 27th May 2017
The woman who created beauty. Set against the glamorous skylines of 1950s Manhattan, world-leading cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein is locked in a power struggle with rivals Elizabeth Arden and Revlon. From humble beginnings as a Polish-Jewish immigrant, this is the story behind one of the best-known faces in the world of beauty. But as her professional and family conflicts reach fever pitch, will the ghosts of a turbulent past topple one of the world’s richest businesswomen? Starring BAFTA award-winning Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Romeo and Juliet, The Age of Innocence), Madame Rubinstein is a bright new comedy where the nails are painted and the gloves are off. Yet when the lipstick bleeds and the makeup fades, what is there left to hide behind?
Park Theatre and Oliver Mackwood in association with Paul Tyrer & Jamie Clark for TBO Productions present the World Premiere of brand new comedy Madame Rubinstein
By John Misto Directed by Jez Bond
Cast includes: Frances Barber, Jonathan Forbes, Miriam Margolyes
Dates Previews: 26 - 28 Apr 2017
Plays: 26 Apr - 27 May 2017
Press Night: 3 May 2017
Performances Tue – Sat Evening 19.30 Thu & Sat Matinees 15.00
Jez Bond said, "I'm thrilled to have assembled such a stellar cast for our next in-house production, which I'm pleased to say is already the fastest selling show in Park Theatre's history. Both in terms of the current, continuing debate on feminism and identity, and in terms of their incredible struggle in a male dominated world, the true story of these 20th Century pioneers - one of whom was an Eastern European migrant - continues to resonate in 2017. I'm delighted to be directing this world premiere that I'm sure will delight and amuse as well as inform and challenge audiences."