Playhouse Creatures

by April de Angelais
A moving & comic story of the precarious lives of the first ever actresses on stage in 1669

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 stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous (Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton) to provide a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses.

Sponsored by Roy Carey Windows 

Cast & Crew

Doll…. Anne Wright
Nell…. Kate Davies
Mrs. Farley…. Angela Bryan

Mrs Marshall…. Liz Travis
Mrs Betterton…. Verity Mann
Mrs Barry…. Kerry Ely


Director …. Carol Davies

Costumes…. Verity Mann
Sound…. Andrew Mann
Lighting…. David Plowright

Properties…. Jill Smith +1
Set…. Keith Begley
Prompt…. Frank Boocock


Sat - Sat 9 - 16th - th February 2019


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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