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One-woman show tells story of spy at Stafford theatre

By Heather Large | Entertainment | Published:

A one-woman play charting the story of a spy, writer and female libertine is being staged next month.

Claire Louise Amias as Aphra Behn

The Masks of Aphra Behn is coming to the MET Studio at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre.

The audience will be transported back to 1677 as 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 her letters, poetry and plays, the show promises to bring one of theatre's most brilliant raconteurs back to life.

The Masks of Aphra Behn will be performed by Claire Louise Amias on October 20 at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £13.50,with a concession price of £10.50, and available from the box office on 01785 619080 or via www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk

Heather Large

By Heather Large
Special projects reporter - @HeatherL_star

Senior reporter and part of the Express & Star special projects team specialising in education and human interest features.

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