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Wednesday 3 Saturday 6 June 2015

Playhouse Creatures

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


Doll Common – Rhianna Compton
Nell Gwyn – Lucy Hilton-Jones
Mrs Farley – Sophie Giddens
Mrs Betterton – Merriel Plummer
Mrs Marshall – Nicola Ferguson

Designer: Lara Booth