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Jez Bond directs the world premiere of this new comedy.
The Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, north London have announced full casting for their world premiere of Madame Rubinstein, a brand new comedy by John Misto, which runs from 26 April to 27 May 2017 with an official opening on 3 May.
Joining the previously announced Miriam Margolyes in the central role will be Frances Barber and Jonathan Forbes, in a production directed by Jez Bond.
"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?"
Jez Bond said said of the announcement: “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.”
Madame Rubenstein is presented by Park Theatre and Oliver Mackwood in association with TBO Productions, with lighting by Mark Howland, design by Al Turner, sound design by David Gregory and composition by Dimitri Scarlato.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.