Playhouse Creatures

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
Warragul, Bairnsdale.

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
Barefoot Review

hauntingly beautiful
Canberra Critics Circle

a stunning triumph
Canberra Times


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