Pepys and the Playhouse
Anyone in London next month might be interested in this “dramatic reading” about Samuel Pepys and the theatre. Here’s the full blurb:
> PEPYS AND THE PLAYHOUSE
> A dramatic reading devised and presented by Colin Pinney
> Thursday 16 June 2011, 7pm (doors open 6:15pm)
> In his own words Pepys gives a frank picture of the intrigues and affairs (including his own) of the 1660s, wrestling with his conscience - and sometimes his wife - as he follows the drama, on and offstage, of the Restoration playhouse. This was the age of plague, fire - and Nell Gwyn. The performance takes place in the Withdrawing Room of Dr Johnson's historic house in the City of London.
> In costume.
> "Hugely enjoyable" - Cheltenham Festival
> £15/£13 concessions , includes a glass of wine, must be booked in advance.
> To book tickets online go to our website http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events.htm or contact us to arrange payment by cheque on 020 7353 3745 or curator@...
> There are many unavoidable steps at Dr Johnson's House
> Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE
> 020 7353 3745