Saddleworth Players

Doll Common, a toothless Cockney hag!

Oh, what a joy to play Doll Common, a toothless old Cockney hag! Based on a real character, Katherine Corey was an English actress of the Restoration era, one of the first female performers to appear on the public stage in Britain.

It was Samuel Pepys who, admiring Corey’s talents, named her Doll Common. In her 30 years on the stage Corey played a wide range of roles.

My first play I was aged 9, I joined Saddleworth Players in 1973 aged … “NO, I shall not divulge. I shall keep that hugged close to my chest like a sick cat”.

Anne Wright plays Doll Common in Saddleworth Players forthcoming production of ‘Playhouse Creatures’ at the Millgate Arts Centre from 2–9 February. Tickets from our booking site.

Anne Wright, Jan 6, 2019