by April De Angelis
2018 – 2019 National Tour
August 25 – August 31 2018 – 1 week tour to 2 venues in NSW & QLD
Port Macquarie, Brisbane.
March 28 – March 29 2019 – 0.5 week tour to 2 venues in VIC
A production by Pigeonhole Theatre in association with Christine Harris & HIT Productions.
Following rave reviews of their 2016 Canberra season, Pigeonhole Theatre have been selected to represent Australia at the 16th Mondial du Theatre in Monaco!
Curiosities, sex objects, or professional artists?
The year is 1669: a bawdy and uproarious time. The return of King Charles II has brought an end to the frugalities of puritanical England. Theatres have just reopened after years of suppression and for the first time English actresses are appearing on the public stage.
Join ‘Playhouse Creatures’ director, Jordan Best and a dynamic ensemble in a moving and comedic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses.
Playhouse Creatures is an important piece for showcasing the talents of women, on and off the stage. Featuring an all-female cast with roles that challenge the actors, as well as the audience, this production is a contemporary avenue for feminist voices to be heard in a performance space. An ensemble of five of Canberra’s most esteemed female actors grace the stage and ignite the passion that was felt by women actors in 17th century London.
“an intelligent, shining light of a production”
Canberra Critics Circle
“a stunning triumph”
Zoe Priest: Nell Gwynn (2018)
Natasha Hoskison: Nell Gwynn (2019)
Andrea Close: Mrs Marshall (2018)
Lainie Hart: Mrs Marshall (2019)
Yanina Clifton: Mrs Farley
Karen Vickery: Mrs Betterton
Liz Bradley: Doll Common
Producer: Pigeonhole Theatre
Tour Coordinator: Christine Harris & HIT Productions
Playwright: April De Angelis
Director: Jordan Best
Composer: Matthew Webster
Lighting Designer: Cynthia Jolley-Rogers
Costume Designer: Anne Kay