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Curtain up: World premiere of Powder and Paint is a hit

The world premiere of a musical which chronicles the life of Helena Rubinstein through two thousand of her letters and telegrams has wowed crowds in a Mid Devon town.

The dramatic and emotional life story of the founder of modern make-up was brought to life by Crediton’s amateur dramatic society at its gala performance last night (Wednesday) and will run every night until Saturday.

The carnage of the First World War, the emotional strains of a cheating husband, life in a world where women were not even allowed to vote, arch rivalry with Elizabeth Arden; it is all here,...

World premiere of Powder and Paint coming to Devon

The world premiere of a musical which chronicles the life of Helena Rubinstein through two thousand of her letters and telegrams is to take place in Devon.

The carnage of the First World War, the emotional strains of a cheating husband, life in a world where women were not even allowed to vote, arch rivalry with Elizabeth Arden; it is all here, written by the hand of Helena, one of the founders of modern make-up.

The inspiration for ‘Powder and Paint’ came when the producer, James Bulmer, inherited, from his mother, a box full of correspondence between Helena and the...

Railway line problem between Crediton and Barnstaple

First Great Western Trains are reporting a problem on the line between Crediton and Barnstaple due to flooding. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 mins or revised at short notice. An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed. Replacement road transport is being sourced to operate between Exeter St David's and Barnstaple. For an update, contact National Rail Enquiries - 0845 7 484950 (24 hours

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