Oranges & Ink


Aphra Behn and Nell Gwyn were good friends. One of them the first professional female writer and the other an actress turned royal courtesan, they helped each other find success, despite humble beginnings.
Oranges & Ink at Tristan Bates Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 27 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 April 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


A play about Nell Gwyn and Aphra Behn.


Aphra Behn and Nell Gwyn were good friends.


One of them the first professional female writer and the other an actress turned royal courtesan, they helped each other find success, despite humble beginnings.


Oranges and Ink takes place at a time when fake news about a 'Popish Plot' to kill the King is being used to stir up anti-Catholic feelings.


When the public seem more interested in the theatre of politics than in the actual playhouses, how is Aphra to continue making a living from her plays?


And what will happen to Nell if the King dies?


Can she go back to the stage?


Set in the vibrant and frequently debauched world of Restoration theatre, the play follows the trials and tribulations of two female libertines in an age of intolerance and social upheaval.


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Postal address:
1A Tower Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9NP

Box office tel: 020 7240 6283

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 27 March 2019

Closes:Saturday 6 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 6‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 6‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 6‑15pm

Friday ‑ 6‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 6‑15pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12.50

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Cast


Nell Gwyn - Sarah Lawrie

Aphra Behn - Claire Louise Amias


Creatives


Author: Claire Louise Amias
Director: Alex Pearson
Production: A Monkey With Cymbals, And Tomorrow Theatre Co. and Alex Pearson Productions

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