Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis
7-9th March 2019
Directed by Stephen Charles
Bawdy, bloody and bold – this earthy account of the lives of some of the first English actresses is funny yet honest and gritty. Life was tough and the gutter never far away. The time is 1669 – London – The monarchy has been restored and, on his return from France, Charles II has brought with him a love of theatre and of actresses! He decrees that women are allowed on the English stage for the first time, much to the delight of their male admirers! Corsets are pulled tight and cleavage revealed. We focus on five of the most famous, Nell Gwyn; Elizabeth Farley; Rebecca Marshall; Elizabeth Barry; Mary Betterton; and the extreme lengths these ‘Creatures’ will go to for success.
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