Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2016, Nell Gwynn is a love letter to the theatre. Set in London in 1660. Charles II has granted permission for women to act and Nell joins the male dominated King’s Company.
The play charts the rise of the eponymous orange seller from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress who wins the adoration of the public and the heart of the King.
Nell is a likeable opportunist, fascinating and sexy, hard driven yet ultimately a victim of love. Nell is surrounded by a cast of equally colourful characters – who with sparkling dialogue, songs and dance, make the whole play a raunchy, warmhearted and celebratory experience.