Hogarth's Progress: The Art Of Success


  • Main Auditorium
  • Thu 13 Sep - Sun 21 Oct
  • The Art of Success is the first play in Hogarth's Progress Double Bill
    Written 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.

Q&A with the Cast 

Thu 4 Oct, after The Taste of the Town finishes (approx 10pm) | Free | Main auditorium

Join us for a post-show Q&A with members of the Hogarth's Progress cast.

Hogarth’s Women 

Sat 6 Oct, after The Art of Success finishes (approx 5pm) | Free | Studio

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 and Dr Cristina S. Martinez. 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. 

Garrick and Hogarth: A Colloquium

Sat 13 Oct, 9.30am - 1.30pm | Free but booking essential | Main auditorium

Hear from academics and Hogarth's Progress writer Nick Dear about the influential figures William Hogarth and actor David Garrick, and the relationship between the two of them.

To book for this free conference, visit the event page here.

Hogarth’s Art 

Wed 17 Oct (TBC), after The Art of Success finishes (approx 10pm) | 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.

Art Exhibition

Until Sun 21 Oct | Free | Rose Cafe & Circle

See a free exhibition of work from students and recent graduates of Kingston School of Art's Department of Illustration Animation, running alongside the production of Hogarth's Progress. The work explores a wide range of themes that also inspired Hogarth, including observational and political art.