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Playhouse Creatures photograph
Playhouse Creatures Photograph

Article 19 presents

Playhouse Creatures

by April De Angelis

Wed 16th - Fri 18th January 2008 at 7.45pm in The Ron Barber Studio

The year is 1669 - a bawdy and troublesome time. The theatres have just reopened after 17 years of suppression under the puritans, encouraging a great upsurge in dramatic writing, including a number of pieces by a Mr W. Shakespeare.

April De Angelis takes 5 famous historical figures - Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton and gives us a fascinating look at the precarious lot of the first female actresses of the time. A moving and often comic account of the true lives of Restoration actresses...with some rather "earthy" language!

Tickets: £8.00 (£5.00 students and concessions)

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