Nell Gwynn

By: Jessica Swale
Composer: Nigel Hess
Director: Lynn Bushell
Season: 13 Jun – 22 Jun 2019

Pretty, witty, Nell Gwynn a lowly orange seller rises to become the mistress of King Charles II in this warm-hearted, bawdy winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

1660s London casts off its drab, puritanical past and embraces everything extravagant and sexy. In the burgeoning world of women on the stage premiere actor Charles Hart trains her as an actor-ess and they become lovers. Unaware of her success and who is watching, Nell mesmerizes and captures the heart of the public and the King. Who wins the heart of our unlikely heroine?

“Gloriously funny and a right royal treat.” - The Telegraph
“A delightful joyous evening” - The Financial Times
“Bawdy, funny, poignant” - The Times

A community theatre production in association with Nick Hern Books and Play Bureau NZ

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