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Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis
Redland Performing Arts Centre

Due to unforeseen circumstances this performance of Playhouse Creatures will not be going ahead. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

We do however have a number of other excellent drama productions coming soon to RPAC that may be of interest including:

  • Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar on Tuesday 4 September at 7.30pm
  • Hannie Rayson’s Hotel Sorrento on Saturday 22 September at 7.30pm.


Curiosities, sex objects, or professional artists?

The year is 1669: a bawdy and uproarious time. The return of King Charles II brought an end to the abstemious realities of puritanical England. While in France, Charles had seen actresses on the stage and upon his return decreed that men were no longer to play the roles of women.

Theatres had just reopened after years of suppression and for the first time English actresses appeared on the public stage.

Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous, including Nell Gwynn and Mary Betterton, to provide a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses; curiosities, sex objects, or professional artists?

De Angelis’ play is contemporary in tone but adheres closely to the lives and struggles of the first English actresses, if not always constrained by historical accuracy.

‘An intelligent, shining light of a production’ Barefoot Review

Performance Times:
Friday 31 August, 7.30pm
RPAC Concert Hall
1hr & 50 minutes, including a 20 minute interval
Adults $47
Seniors/Pensioners $44
Students $20
Suit Children:
Unsuitable for children under 15 years
Booking Information:
You can book your tickets:
  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone - 3829 8131 (a $4.30 booking fee per transaction applies)
  • Online 24/7 using the Buy Now link below (a $5 booking fee per transaction applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre so that we can accommodate your needs.

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