After Aphra: The Story of Aphra Behn and the Widow Ranter


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.
After Aphra: The Story of Aphra Behn and the Widow Ranter at Hen and Chickens Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hen and Chickens Theatre
Started: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Closed: Saturday 20 October 2018
Running time:2 hrs 30 mins
Age suitability: 18+

Background


Note: Over 18's only (apart from the matinee performance which is 14 years old and above).

Synopsis


"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.


But why?


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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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
109 St Paul's Road
Islington
London N1 2NA

Box office tel: 020 7704 2001

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 16 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 20 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12.50

Creatives


Author: Lissa Chapman and Jay Venn
Production: Clio's Company

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