Nell Gwynn (2018)

Mar 17th to 24th 2018

Written by Jessica Swale with music by Nigel Hess

Directed by Keith Railton & Bill Bosworth

London 1660. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. Meanwhile at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is attracting attention amongst the theatregoers. The play charts the rise of an unlikely heroine from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to become a celebrated actress and the mistress of the king. But in a time when women are regarded as second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the intrigues at court ?

Featuring delightful Restoration-style music by Nigel Hess to accompany Jessica Swales' witty ( and often bawdy ) lyrics, along with several dance numbers, the show is certain to entertain. 


"Superbly funny ... a juicy, well-wrought thing of great fun, a wonderfully layered celebration of theatre, but most of all an apt homage to a woman incredibly ahead of her time" (Time Out)

"A rollicking good evening’s entertainment . . . an unending delight"  (Evening Standard)