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Playhouse Creatures

QUT Gardens Theatre
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Pigeonhole Theatre in association with HIT Productions presents
By April De Angelis

Following rave reviews of their 2016 Canberra season, Pigeonhole Theatre have been selected to represent Australia at the 16th Mondial du Theatre in Monaco!

Curiosities, sex objects, or professional artists?

The year is 1669: a bawdy and uproarious time. The return of King Charles II has brought an end to the frugalities of puritanical England. Theatres have just reopened after years of suppression and for the first time English actresses are appearing on the public stage.

Join Playhouse Creatures director, Jordan Best and a dynamic ensemble in a moving and comedic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses.

Playhouse Creatures is an important piece for showcasing the talents of women, on and off the stage. Featuring an all-female cast with roles that challenge the actors, as well as the audience, this production is a contemporary avenue for feminist voices to be heard in a performance space. An ensemble of five of Canberra’s most esteemed female actors grace the stage and ignite the passion that was felt by women actors in 17th century London.

“an intelligent, shining light of a production” Barefoot Review
“hauntingly beautiful” Canberra Critics Circle
“a stunning triumph” Canberra Times

Established in 2015, Pigeonhole Theatre is a theatre company with dedication to staging professional productions, providing opportunities for women to embody great roles on and off the stage.

Amy Dunham - Nell Gwynn | Emma Wood - Mrs Marshall | Jenna Roberts - Mrs Farley |
Karen Vickery - Mrs Betterton | Liz Bradley - Doll Common |Zoe Priest- Dresser
Jordan Best - Director | Matthew Webster- Composer |
Cynthia Jolley-Rogers- Lighting Designer | Anne Kay - Costume Designer

WINNER: Canberra Area Theatre Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Director (Jordan Best) and Best Production.

28th & 29th August @ 7:30pm
29th August @ 11am