May 1998 - Playhouse Creatures - by April de Angelis
Directed by Ann Aplin
The Action of the Play takes place in 1669, on and around the stage of the Kings Theatre, London.
This is an earthy, modern play about women who were breaking new ground. "Playhouse creatures they called you, like you was animals". These women, whose rebellion against or acceptance of their lot, will strike a chord with modern audiences; women who were actresses, fulfilled and only truly alive when on stage, or who used the stage as a stepping stone in their own careers.
During Cromwell's Commonwealth, plays were forbidden; and before that, women on stage were not acceptable; all parts for women were played by men.
After the Restoration of Charles II, all that changed...
Costumes designed and made by
Publicity & Box Office
Bar & Front of House
Loretta Ogden Froud