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Madame Rubenstein

Closed May 27, 2017

The nails are painted and the gloves are off.

Why See Madame Rubenstein?

Battles at the beauty counter

A world premiere new work starring Miriam Margolyes and Frances Barber, this fresh new comedy takes us back in time to one of the most glamorous feuds of the Fifties; and no, we aren't talking about Bette Davis versus Joan Crawford - this one takes place in the world of fine cosmetics! With a musical version currently playing on Broadway called War Paint, this infamous rivalry between Helena Rubenstein, Elizabeth Arden and Revlon has proved to be a gold mine of inspiration! Lipsticks at dawn are the order of the day - a comedy for beauty lovers everywhere.

Following the indomitable rise of Rubenstein (Margoyles) to power from humble beginnings as a Polish-Jewish immigrant, she uses her savvy and business nus to charm over investors to become of the most powerful women in cosmetics, a new concept for the ages. However, all is not calm under the surface, with her well-documented rivalry with Elizabeth Arden and Revlon's companies, combining with a turbulent private life threaten both her livelihood and her reputation as one of the beauty master cosmetic designers.

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Dates

Previews from: 26 April 2017

Opening night: 3 May 2017

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+

Cast and Creative

Cast

Miriam Margolyes
Frances Barber
Jonathan Forbes

Creative

Written by John Misto
Produced by Park Theatre and Oliver Mackwood in association with TBO Productions
Directed by Jez Bond
Lighting by Mark Howland
Sound by David Gregory
Design by Al Turner

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