Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 June 2015
By April De Angelis
Directed by David Shirley
The year is 1669: a bawdy and troublesome time. Theatres have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression. There is a surge in dramatic writing and the first English actresses appear on the stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous to provide a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses.
'Flesh and blood heroines… move and inspire… a few more female role models stamped firmly on your heart' — Time Out
Designer: Lara Booth