Join us in London. The year is 1660. King Charles II has ascended to the throne. With a love of all things loud, extravagant and flamboyant his path is destined to cross with Nell Gwynn, a young actress causing a stir with theatregoers at Drury Lane.
Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn charts the rise to fame of one of Restoration Britain’s most famous actresses. Her charm, wit and talent won her a place in the heart of the King.
This fun-filled romp was a smash hit at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and later in the West End – winning an Olivier award for Best Comedy in 2016.
‘They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They’ve put a woman on the stage!’