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Playhouse Creatures
By April De Angelis

Playhouse Creatures

1663. Charles II reopens the Playhouses and for the first time, allows women to take to the stage.

For four women, this signals the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. On stage, the women become household names; behind-the-scenes, they develop strong friendships and fierce rivalries. As the camaraderie and chaos of the dressing room ignites their ambitions to play a bigger part in the theatre, can the women stick together to negotiate greater roles? And will their new-found fame bring with it better fortunes?

This vivacious comedy takes us backstage in a Restoration playhouse to celebrate a bold moment in the history of modern theatre. Telling the story with bawdy comedy, theatrical flair and emotional poignancy, April De Angelis’ Playhouse Creatures will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.


  • Clare Burns

  • Jo Donnelly

  • Roisin Gallagher

  • Amy Molloy

  • Roma Tomalty


  • Director: Lisa May

  • Choreographer: Leonie McDonagh

  • Composer / Sound Design: Matthew Reeve

  • Lighting Design: James McFetridge

  • Set & Costume Design: Stuart Marshall


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Bruiser Theatre Company delivers a fast-paced, precisely timed performance that vividly re-creates the atmosphere of a theater in the mid-1600s ... Bruiser Theatre Company’s ‘Playhouse Creatures’ is an innovative production combining text and physical theatre techniques. World Itineraries