Playhouse Creatures

George Cadbury Hall, Selly Oak
Arts and Law
Thursday 15th (19:30) - Saturday 17th March 2012 (19:30)
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  • by April De Angelis.
  • directed by Kara Reilly.

The year is 1669 – a bawdy and troublesome time. The theatres have just re-opened after seventeen years of suppression under the Puritans, encouraging a great upsurge in dramatic writing. Of vital importance to the development of drama was the entrance of the first English actresses upon the stage.

April De Angelis has taken five famous figures – Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton – and given us a fascinating look at the precarious lot of actresses at that time. A moving and often comic account of the true lives of Restoration actresses, with some earthy language!

Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 March 2012 at 7.30pm

Saturday 17 March 2012 at 2.00pm

Online booking opens Monday 5 March 2012. Tickets on sale from the box office from Monday 12 March 2012.

About our productions

Each year we stage a season of plays closely tied to its academic and practical work. Productions are performed by third year undergraduates and supported in lighting, sound, costume and stage management by second and first year students. Plays are directed either by members of the Department or guest directors from the professional theatre. Productions will be staged in the newly refurbished George Cadbury Hall.

Booking information

Bookings can be made online by debit or credit card from a week in advance of the production.

Bookings in person at George Cadbury Hall can be made on the week of the production. Please ring the box office for exact opening hours as this is manned by students and has limited opening times. The box office can only accept cash payments.

Please note any bookings made by telephone must be collected and paid for by no later than 20 minutes prior to the performance. No payment can be taken over the phone or tickets will be released for resale.

Ticket prices

£7 (£5 concessionary rate) Concessionary tickets available to: Under 16s, full time students, over 60s, people on jobseekers allowance or income support and members of Equity. Only one discount is available per ticket and valid ID must be presented where applicable.

Contact details

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
George Cadbury Hall
University of Birmingham
998 Bristol Road, Selly Oak
Birmingham B29 6LG

Email enquiries:
Online bookings
Box office
: +44 (0)121 414 5676