[Sponsored] The life of cosmetics titan Helena Rubinstein comes to the stage
Strange Duck Productions are set to bring to life the story of Helena Rubinstein, who founded much of the modern cosmetics industry. Rubinstein was a Polish Jewish immigrant who settled in New York by way of Australia and created an empire of face creams, rouge and eyeliners in the early the 1900s.
Directed by Jennifer Hagan and written by John Misto, Lip Service takes a creative license to re-imagine a rivalry and relationship between Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden in 1950s and 1960s Manhattan.
Amanda Muggleton takes on the lead role, and her performance is as big as the continent. According to Time Out Sydney, "it’s almost glorious: she revels in Rubinstein’s accent, shoots off Yiddish insults with complete and fiery intention, and she stands with imperious expectation. She is the owner of the space. She fills it entirely."
Book in now for a night out that looks back on the glamour and drama of this compelling early feminist.