Image: Hen and Chickens Theatre
Note: Over 18's only (apart from the matinee performance which is 14 years old and above).
"The best play that ever there was had the fate to be murdered like this"
Still grieving just weeks after Aphra Behn's unexpected death, some of the people who say they loved her most, end up in a pub together in the wake of yet another disaster.
The play Aphra was writing in her final weeks, "The Widow Ranter" has been staged, and, shockingly, is a flop.
The fast-moving, witty, complex, spectacular and topical show, with its cross-dressing, hard-drinking heroine and star studded cast, ought to have been the final smash hit that theatreland had been expecting.
What went wrong?
Some people, at least, want to find out.
But asking a few questions too many sometimes has disturbing results.
If it's not the storyline or the script that's the problem, is it the audience that's changing in the new world of William and Mary?
In remembering Aphra, her friends begin to realise that each of them has lost a different person.
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London N1 2NA
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Author: Lissa Chapman and Jay Venn
Production: Clio's Company