Playhouse Creatures

by April de Angelis

17-27 March 2004

       

 

Synopsis
Of vital importance to the development of English drama was the entrance of the first actresses upon the English stage. April De Angelis has taken five actresses - Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton - and given us a fascinating look at the precarious lot of actresses in the Restoration period. A moving and often comic account of a true story, with some earthy language! Period 1669. 
 
Cast
Doll Common Rachel Neilson
Nell Gwyn Serena Daysh
Mrs Farley Heather McDonald
Mrs Betterton Sue Mortimer
Mrs Marshall Yvonne Fisher
 
Crew
Director Paddy Stevens
Stage Crew Ross Miller, Wendy Leary
Wardrobe Sue Miller, Judy Wilce, Kythie Morris, Wendy Leary, Elizabeth Pack, Gayle Carmichael
Hair Janet Meyler
Lighting Design Burke Honey
Lights/Sound Alastair McDonald
Prompt Moira McDonald
Box Office Gayle Carmichael
Front of House Cathrine West, Lyn Hughes
Publicity Design Cliff Thomas

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