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Compleat Female Stage Beauty

by Jeffrey Hatcher

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Edward Kynaston is the Restoration's finest "feminine" actor. However, he finds his career, and his position in society, taken away from him when Charles II decides he only wants "real" women actors on the stage. Compleat Female Stage Beauty is a comic play about finding your feet in a changing world.

Written by the screenwriter of Casanova and The Duchess, but rarely seen onstage in the UK, the play was adapted as the film Stage Beauty with a cast including Rupert Everitt, Hugh Bonneville and Clare Danes.

This is a rumbustious and bawdy comedy that reflects the spirit of the age it depicts, and contains adult themes and language. Not suitable for children.

at the Welsh Church Hall
879 Leytonstone High Road
E11 1HR

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£8 (£5 concessions)
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Fri 18th July 2014, 8pm
Sat 19th July 2014, 2.30 and 8pm

Fri 25th July 2014, 8pm
Sat 26th July 2014, 2.30 and 8pm

The 2.30 performance on 19th July will be BSL signed.

*Buy nine tickets, get a tenth full price ticket free. Only available with online bookings. Pay for the full number of tickets online: we will reimburse you the cost of your free ticket(s) at the door

Edward Kynaston Marty Hojeberg
Thomas Betterton Simon Wilson
Samuel Pepys Gregory D. N. Lee
Villiars Jim Killeen
Hyde Ian Powell
Maria Jenny Williamson
Margaret Hughes Sarah Fox
Nell Gwynn Laura Jayne Hickerton
Charles II Mo Wootten
Sir Charles Sedley Ben Wille
Lady Meresvale Rachel Peter
Miss Frayne Lindsay Morrison
Mistress Revels Emma Feeney

audience members

Michelle Hanks, Jackie Withnall, Labrini Balomenou, Ruth Rouse
Director Jeannette Tucker
Producer Gill Taylor
Assistant Director Vaughan Thomas
Stage Manager Andy Harker
Sound Michael Brooks
Lighting Kimber Heath-Renn
Costumes Victoria Bettelheim
Technical/set assistance Steve Wright, Stephen Cahill-Hayes
Front of House Managers Gina Sneesby, Rachel Narborough
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Images by and © Stephen Cahill-Hayes with group photos by the cast
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design: Connor Cahill-Hayes - photo: Jeannette Tucker