by April De Angelis
directed by Linsay Oliver
at Lancing Parish Hall - 26 to 28 October 2017
The year is 1669 a bawdy and troublesome time. Theaters 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.
Playhouse Creatures is our entry into the 2017 Brighton & Hove Arts Council Drama Awards, where along with other local drama groups, we was assessed by this year’s adjudicator, film and theatre actor, Trevor Jones on Friday 27th October.
To find out more about Trevor Jones, Brighton & Hove Arts Council, & other groups entering the award, please visit the Brighton & Hove Arts Council website.
This play contains bawdy language
Nell Gwyn - Rosie O'Leary
Mrs Farley - Kellie Aylward
Mrs Marshall - Carol Clark
Mrs Betterton - Karen Franklin
Doll Common - Marlene Tincknell
Mrs Barry - Linsay Oliver
Otway - Ruben Pol
Earl of Rochester - Sam Cocozza
Photos - Playhouse Creatures 2017
Photos courtsey of Gary Levett