Hogarth's Progress: Double Bill

  • Main Auditorium
  • Sat 29 Sep - Sun 21 Oct
  • World Premiere
    A Double Bill by Nick Dear | Directed by Anthony Banks

Join us for a series of free post-show talks with academics and creatives about Hogarth's world, art and legacy. All ticket holders are welcome – just show your Hogarth's Progress ticket to the staff on the door.

Hogarth’s World

Wed 26 Sep, post-show talk | Free | Main auditorium

A fascinating talk exploring the uneasy relationship between a new generation of creative power players and the established powers of parliament and the crown.

Chaired by Professor Norma Clarke, the panel includes Judith Hawley from Royal Holloway, University of London, and Hogarth's Progress playwright Nick Dear. Norma is a literary historian and author, who has recently chronicled the literary world of 18th-century novelist, poet and playwright Oliver Goldsmith and his contemporaries.

Hogarth’s Art

Sun 30 Sep, post-show talk | Free | Main auditorium

An enlightening conversation about the subjects, techniques and styles in William Hogarth's work and how his creative legacy continues to influence and inspire art today.

Chaired by Geoff Grandfield from Kingston School of Art, the panel includes illustrator and cartoonist Martin Rowson and artist Thomas Moore.

Hogarth’s Women 

Sat 6 Oct, post-show talk | Free | Main auditorium

Join us for a discussion about the relationship between Jane and William, the status of women in 18th-century London, and the emergence of the Blue Stocking Society.

Chaired by Dr Karen Lipsedge, the panel includes Dr Jane Jordan, Cristina Sofia Martinez and Emma Cunniffe (who plays Louisa in The Art of Success). Jane’s research is on literature and history, with a particular focus on the legal status of British women and prostitution. Cristina's research focuses on 18th-century art and culture and the historical interactions between visuality and law. Karen’s research focuses on 18th-century domestic spaces and gender roles, and their representation in the British novel.


A Walk Down Gin Lane 

Sat 17 & 20 Oct, 5.30pm – 7pm, masterclass | £25 per person
Currently only open to Rose Friends and Rose Circle members. Want to become a supporter? Find out more here.

Join the team from London's pioneering gin distillery Sipsmith for a fun juniper-filled gin masterclass. Be welcomed with a G&T before learning about the rich history of gin in London and the goings-on of the Gin Craze of the 1700s, as depicted by Hogarth. Enjoy a tutored tasting of the Sipsmith gin range and learn all about how they distil their delicious spirits.

To book, please contact Lucy Richards (Development Manager) at [email protected] or 020 8939 4253.