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Playhouse Creatures by April DeAngelis

When: 11:00AM on Friday, 5 Apr 2019
8:00PM on Friday, 5 Apr 2019

Produced by Pigeonhole Theatre and Tour Coordinated by HIT Productions.

Playhouse Creatures won a Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for Creativity and Excellence, a Canberra Area Theatre Award in 2016 for Best Production, Best Ensemble and Best Director as well as being selected to represent Australia and perform at the Mondial Du Theatre in Monaco in August 2017.

Set in the earlier part of the Restoration period, just before acting starts to become a more respectable means of employment for a woman, this is the story of five of the most famous actresses of this time, including Nell Gwynn and Mary Betterton, their triumphs, their trials, and their struggle to be taken seriously as legitimate actors.

These actresses are pioneers fighting for their careers. Seeking a genuine status as artists equal with the male actors who have already achieved that distinction. It is, undeniably, a feminist piece, although de Angelis is far too intelligent a writer to be merely ideological. And, above all, her play is marvellously entertaining and linguistically rich.

Pigeonhole Theatre speaks from the heart and creates a performance of utmost decorum. There are moments of sheer magic, heightened by Best's evocative playing on the cello and Matthew Webster's brilliant accompanying musical composition.
Peter Wilkins, The AGE ACT News

There are two major reasons to see this play. It tells a fascinating story about an important time in theatre history and to see actresses giving extraordinary performances.
Len Power, Canberra Critics Circle


General admission $49
Concession $47
Group 6+  $45
Student $15
Chef's Signature Meal $39

Duration: 1hr 50min (includes interval)
Age Recommendation: 16+ years
Audience Advice: Strong course language, partial nudity, adult themes



Enjoy a delicious Chef's Signature Meal in the foyer restaurant before the show. The Chef's Signature Meals are seasonally designed and uniquely created for each show at the Entertainment Centre. Seating at 6pm gives you plenty of time to be at your seat when the show starts.

Chef's Signature Meal - Playhouse Creatures

(2 course alternate serve)

Char grilled beef fillet
with Anna potato and red win jus
Alternate with
Tea smoked ocean trout on coconut jasmine rice
and coriander and lemon grass butter

Warm apple and rhubarb crumble
with pear and rhubarb crumble ice cream
Alternate with
Vanilla cream profiteroles
with strawberries and chocolate ganache


Patrons can enjoy beverages and snacks at our fully licensed downstairs Encore Bar or upstairs Balcony Bar from 6pm.

 *Transaction fees apply and are determined by the delivery method selected during the booking process. Standard mail: $3.50, Collect at Box office $2.50, Print @ home $1.50. Become an A-Lister Member and avoid all transactions fees


For wheelchairs and accessible bookings please phone the Box Office on 9521 8888.


Box Office

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Monday to Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
ph: 02 9521 8888

The box office is also open prior to evening and weekend performances.

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