Five Clever Courtesans

Prepare to be seduced... by Five Clever Courtesans, a delicious new play by Sarah Blake presented by Cabinets of Curiosity in association with the ESOC Theatre Group, that brings to life five amazing women from different times and places:

  • VERONICA FRANCO – the 16th century Venetian vixen with a talent for the erotic arts - Emma Baxter

  • NELL GWYNN – the saucy wench who went from orange seller to Royal Mistress of Charles II - Sarah Blake

  • T’ZU-HSI – the Concubine, Fifth Class, whose seduction skills made her Empress of China - Ava Lyn Koh

  • CORA PEARL – the Grande Horizontal who took Paris by storm with her Theatre of Lust - Renata Johanna Byrne

  • ‘SKITTLES’ – the Victorian filly whose proficiency in the saddle set London society a-quivering.- Jennifer Laine

Director: Sarah Blake

Producer: Bruno Sousa

Lights: Mark Grundy

Sound: Rob Clark

Special Thanks: Pat Bowen, Melanie Zander, Daniel Scuka, Andy Williams, Alastair McDonald and Moira Grundy, and everyone selling tickets at the canteen for their help !!

“Seduction and satire with wit... close to perfect” **** – Remote Goat

“Witty, sexy and a great way to spend an evening” – London Evening Standard

Five Clever Courtesans premiered in February 2010, at the Vibe Live Bar & Gallery in London. An instant sell-out, the show is now on a select preview tour before taking up a month-long residence in Edinburgh for the 2010 Festival Fringe, in association with C Theatre. The show was presented from the 10th to the 12th of June 2010 at the Hoffart Theater in Darmstadt.

For further information, delectable pictures and intriguing teasers, visit Cabinets of Curiosity.