The Actress

Theatre (new writing)

  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

1660, London, England. Charles II has returned to the country to take the throne and immediately reopened the theatres. It is a time of debauchery and revelry and speculation is swirling around the city that for the first time a woman will be allowed onto the stage. The Kings company invite two very different women, from very different backgrounds, to join them, but only one can be the first. This new work is created by Long Lane Theatre Company, producers of the critically acclaimed play The Giant Killers.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is 28 steps into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Gwen 5 days ago

What a brilliant piece of theatre The Actress was. Again an exceptional cast , such good performances. I was carried along on Anne Marshall's journey to be first woman on stage and appreciated for her acting. Bravo everyone @longlanetheatre

Liz A 6 days ago

Clever usage of the small space telling the story of the first female actress. The Acting was brilliant. Highly recommend.

Paul 7 days ago

Absolutely phenomenal performance. Everyone involved in this production is fantastic, and the story behind it is one to be proud of. Incredible job, I highly recommend everyone goes to see this performance, definitely 5 stars.


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Culture Fix (4/5 stars) about 6 hours ago

The Actress captures the stories of two polarising female trailblazers of the stage. Shedding light on the story of the often disregarded but talented Anne Marshall, yet celebrating the fight and gumption of Margaret Hughes makes for a sharp theatrical piece with a rich feminist voice.

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Dates, Times and Prices