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"
"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+