Park Theatre and Oliver Mackwood in association with Paul Tyrer & Jamie Clark for TBO Productions present the World Premiere of brand new comedy
Directed by Jez Bond
Cast includes: Frances Barber, Jonathan Forbes, Miriam Margolyes
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?
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?
Starring BAFTA award-winning Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Romeo & Juliet, The Age of Innocence) as ‘Helena Rubinstein’, Frances Barber (Doctor Who, Silk, Julius Caesar) as ‘Elizabeth Arden’, and Jonathan Forbes (‘Fergal’ in Channel 4’s hit show Catastrophe) as ’Irish’.
“A provocative and entertaining evening, directed by Jez Bond with the confidence of a man who knows he is on to a winner.” Daily Telegraph (on Adult Supervision)