The Masks of Aphra Behn by Claire Louise Amias
Aphra Behn – spy, writer and female libertine – a one-woman show.
Touring the UK in 2017. First performed in the Women and War Festival at the So & So Arts Club 2016.
It’s 1677 and an audience getting ready to watch Aphra Behn’s The Rover are in for a surprise. For the show has been cancelled and in its place Aphra herself recounts the extraordinary tale of her time as a spy for King Charles II in the Dutch Wars, and how she became the first professional female writer. Complete with excerpts from Behn’s letters, poetry and plays, this vivid and thought-provoking one-woman show brings one of theatre’s most brilliant raconteurs back to life.
Written and performed by Claire Louise Amias
Directed by Pradeep Jey
★★★★ Remote Goat
★★★★ Female Arts
“Entertaining, witty, well written… insightful” A Younger Theatre
“A strong script and a strong performance.” Shy, Strange, Manic
Tour dates 2017:
8th March, 9.30 pm – Sweet Venues, Brighton
10th March, 7.30 pm – Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton
13th March, 7.30 pm – White Bear Theatre, London
20th October, 7.30 pm – Stafford Gatehouse, Stafford
(more dates to follow)