Playhouse Creatures

by April de Angelis

Journeyman Theatre Company

Wed, 19th February to Sat 22nd February 2014  at  7.45pm

Bear Actress

The year is 1670, a bawdy and troublesome time.  The theatre have just re-opened after seventeen years of oppression under the Puritans, encouraging a great upsurge in dramatic writing.  Of vital importance to the development of drama was the entrance of the first English actress upon the English stage.

April de Angelis has taken five famous figures:  Neil Gwynne, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton – and given us a fascinating look at the precarious lot of actresses at that time.  A moving and often comic account of the true lives of Restoration actresses, with some earthy language.

Tickets are £10 and student rate of £8 from 0208 894 1283

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