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Our Next Production 

'Playhouse Creatures'
April De Angelis

'The year is 1670, a bawdy and troublesome time. The theatres 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 actresses upon the stage.

April De Angelis has taken five famous figures, Nell 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.
From Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd February 2014
at 7.45 pm
The Normansfield Theatre
Langdon Down Centre
2A Langdon Park
Teddington TW11 9PS