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The Masks of Aphra Behn
The Masks of Aphra Behn
Friday 20th October 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult £13.50, concessions £10.50, price includes a booking fee

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  • Presented by A Monkey with Cymbals
    Written and Performed by Claire Louise Amias
    Directed by Pradeep Jey

    Aphra Behn – spy, writer and female libertine – a one-woman show.
    It's 1677 and an audience getting ready to watch Aphra Behn's 'The Rover' are in for a surprise. For the show has been cancelled and in its place Aphra herself recounts the extraordinary tale of her time as a spy for King Charles II in the Dutch Wars, and how she became the first professional female writer. Complete with excerpts from Behn's letters, poetry and plays, this vivid and thought-provoking one-woman show brings one of theatre's most brilliant raconteurs back to life.

    Praise for The Masks of Aphra Behn:

    "Claire Louise Amias has all the qualities needed to perform a one-woman play. She has a strong, well modulated voice, the ability to switch character in an instant, and a repertoire of assorted voices with which to vary the narrative."
    "You'll be hard pressed to find a show quite as original and enjoyable as this one"
    ~Female Arts
    "entertaining, witty, well written and insightful"
    ~A Younger Theatre
    "A strong script and a strong performance."
    ~Shy, Strange, Manic



    Running time: 60 minutes with no interval

    Recommended For: Ages 12+

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