Written and performed by Claire Louise Amias
Directed by Pradeep Jey
Costume design by Anna Sargent at Fat Cat Fabrications
Address: The So & So Arts Club, 6 Frederick’s Place, London, EC2R 8AB Bank
Tickets: £10 - £15
Box Office: www.womenandwar.co.uk

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 racounteurs back to life.

The Masks of Aphra Behn will be performed in the Women and War Festival at:
1.00 pm (on 5 and 12 July), 7.15 pm (6, 11 and 13 July), 4.00 pm (9, 10, 17, 24 and 30 July), 8.00 pm (23 and 31 July), and 9.15 pm (20 and 29 July).

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Directed by Pamela Schermann
Cast: Isaura Barbé-Brown, Zelina Rebeiro
Venue: The Theatre Room (6 Frederick’s Place, London EC2R 8AB)   
Dates: 6th July (1pm), 10th July (3pm), 12th July (9pm), 15th July (1pm & 7pm), 16th July, (9pm), 17th July (5pm), 18th July (7pm), 23rd July (3pm), 24th July (5pm), 25th July (9pm), 26th July (7pm), 28th July (1pm), 30th July (9pm).

Veils tells the story of two Muslim women who are caught between modernity and tradition. Intisar, a veiled, African-American Muslim enrolls at the American Egyptian University in Cairo where she meets the liberal Egyptian student Samar. With the Arab Spring exploding across the Middle East, the two women suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a dangerous cultural divide.

Box office: Book online via www.womenandwar.co.uk                
Tickets: £ 10 - £ 15
Twitter: @soandsoartsclub, @PamelaSchermann


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