Fri 17 Aug
In honour of upcoming double bill Hogarth's Progress we shine a light on two remarkable actors, West End theatre star Mark Umbers and the character he plays in The Taste of the Town, the larger-than-life David Garrick!
You may recognice Mark as pushy journalist Robert Walsh in BBC mini-series Collateral appearing alongside Carey Mulligan.
Much like David Garrick he is at home under the bright lights of the West End including the transfer of Sondheim's much acclaimed Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Unlike Garrick, Mark Umbers stands at 6'2'. Garrick may have been a huge legend in the world of theatre but was only 5'4' in real life... Find out more about David Garrick below.
'Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves'
'Let others hail the rising sun: I bow to that whose course is run'
'You are indebted to your imagination for three-fourths of your importance'
'Wonders will never cease'
Mark Umbers will also play Prime Minister Robert Walpole in the first play, The Art of Success.
Both plays together create double bill Hogarth's Progress which runs at the Rose Thu 13 Sep - Sun 21 Oct. Each play can be seen as a single performance or enjoyed together, either over different days or as a thrilling all-day theatrical experience. To find out more click here.