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In rehearsal: Madame Rubinstein

Published 19 April 2017

Park Theatre’s Artistic Director Jez Bond is directing Miriam Margolyes, Frances Barber and Jonathan Forbes in the world premiere of Madame Rubinstein, a brand new comedy by John Misto, playing at Park Theatre from 26 April – 27 May, with a press night on 3 May. Take a look at these first snaps from the rehearsal room.

Set against the glamorous skylines of 1950s Manhattan, world-leading cosmetics entrepreneur Helen 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 business women.

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?

BAFTA award-winning Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Romeo & Juliet, The Age of Innocence) will star as ‘Helena Rubinstein’, Frances Barber (Doctor Who, Silk, Julius Caesar) will star as ‘Elizabeth Arden’, and Jonathan Forbes (‘Fergal’ in Channel 4’s hit show Catastrophe) will star as ’Irish’.

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