About the Event
Playhouse Creatures is a riotous and moving account of the precarious lives of the first Restoration actresses. These gutsy, flesh and blood heroines grapple for recognition and a new social role for women, whilst falling victim to the attitudes and consequences of the age. Amidst the bear pits of the theatres the struggle to push themselves to the forefront, fighting against the prejudice of the industry, the jeers of the public and the bitter rivalries they share.
Thought-provoking and wickedly funny, Playhouse Creatures is an unvarnished account of the extreme lengths these ‘Creatures’ will go to for success in this new dark world.
The play is on the NI Schools Curriculum. Recommended Age: 15 years and over.