Playhouse Creatures by April de Angelis is at times raucously funny, at others full of poignancy and regret. It explores the revolution that took place when women were allowed to go on stage for the first time when Charles II gave a Royal Decree.
Margaret Bennett, director, is proud of her all-female cast. “We have had enormous pleasure exploring the lives of these women who led the way for the great actresses we enjoy today. It has also been very moving to realise that these women, no matter what acting skill they brought to the stage, had hard lives and were seen as little better than prostitutes. There are, understandably, some sexual references in the play.”