The Masks of Aphra Behn

The Masks of Aphra Behn

October 6, 2017

The Rose Playhouse

Friday 6th October 2017 at 7.30pm

As a part of  ‘From The Thistle to The Rose’ - A six week celebration of all the best in creative theatre from this years 70th Edinburgh Festival hosted by Unfolds Theatre and The Rose Playhouse, Bankside. London.



Aphra Behn – spy, writer and female libertine – a one-woman show.

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.

Running time: 60 minutes with no interval

Recommended For: Ages 12+



Praise for The Masks of Aphra Behn:

"You'll be hard pressed to find a show quite as original and enjoyable as this one" ★★★★ ~Female Arts

"entertaining, witty, well written and insightful" ~A Younger Theatre

"Claire Louise Amias has all the qualities needed to perform a one-woman play. She has a strong, well modulated voice, the ability to switch character in an instant, and a repertoire of assorted voices with which to vary the narrative." ★★★★ ~Remotegoat

The Rose is an indoor archaeological site, it is advisable to dress with an extra layer as there is no heating. There are also no toilets so please use Shakespeare’s Globe just a few hundred metres away. 
Written by
Claire Louise Amias
Directed by
Pradeep Jey
Presented by
A Monkey with Cymbals and Unfolds Theatre

Please arrive 15 minutes before the production starts to pay for or collect your tickets.

Booking Information


£15 Full / £12 Concs (OAP, Student or Equity - on presentation of valid ID) £10 Friends of The Rose or Southwark Residents – should apply directly to The Rose

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