19:00, Tue 25th – Sat 29th November 2008 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 7
It is the year 1663. London's not yet burning and the plague is yet to come - and women, for the first time, take centre stage. Women are on the frontline of theatre - dancing, pouting, sighing, dying every night for a lascivious horde of cheering on-lookers. Up in the box, a man in glittering robes smiles and laughs. It is the King. But who will he have - and who will he keep? Enter into the world of PLAYHOUSE CREATURES, where comedy and tragedy mingle, where a host of women, risking all, try to find the way to freedom and happiness through theatre. Behind the stage make-up, cracks are starting to form. Who will swim, and who will sink in this alluring but treacherous world?