When acting never seemed so wrong

A GLIMPSE into the world of the very first actresses of the 1660s will be on display at an upcoming Maleny Players performance.

Directed by Catherine Steer-O’Neill, ‘Playhouse Creatures’ is packed with historical costumes, artefacts and morals of the 17th Century London theatre world.

Before the Restoration of Charles II, only men were permitted to perform in an English commercial theatre. ‘Playhouse Creatures’ highlights the difficulties of the first actresses overcoming stale regulations and the lack of rights in the theatre workplace, audience expectation of sexual performance and the struggle for actresses to become shareholders in their beloved profession.

Witness human nature in the rough as the women fight against traditionalism for recognition. The play promises fascinating scenes with realistic dialogue in an intimate theatre setting in the heart of beautiful Maleny.

It’s a modern play that educates and definitely entertains. Performances will be held on April 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and May 1. Tickets are $25/$30 and can be purchased at www.trybooking.com/BYEJX