07:30, Thu 26th – Sat 28th February 2015 at Homerton Auditorium
Lent Week 6
The year is 1669 - a bawdy and troublesome time. The theatres have just reopened after seventeen years of suppression under the Puritans, encouraging a great surge in dramatic writing. Of vital importance to the development of drama was the entrance of the first actresses upon the English stage.
When considering the role of women and their position in theatre 'Playhouse Creatures' is a fascinating look back at the routes of the ‘actress’ as we know her. This tragicomedy is undoubtedly one that will showcase the importance of female acting in Cambridge and will subsequently evoke thoughts about the relevance of the modern actress.