The year is 1669 – a bawdy and troublesome time. The theatre have just re-opened after 17 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 English 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 the time. A moving and often comic account of the true lives of Restoration actresses, with some earthy language!
Performance Dates: Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26 May 2019
6 performances over 5 days at the Seligman Theatre, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff.
Performances every evening at 7.30 with a matinee on Saturday 26 October at 2.30pm.
Auditions will be held at Chapter Arts Centre, Everyman Clubroom on the following dates:
* Friday 3 May 6 – 9pm
* Saturday 4 May 10am – 5pm
* Recalls will be held on Friday 10 May
In preparation for your audition please choose one of these speeches and prepare it – this does not necessarily mean you need to learn it, but you should have a good understanding of your speech and allow for a detailed consideration of the characterisation.
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