Nell Gwynn  
Nell Gwynn

by Jessica Swale

Directed by Roger Beaumont

Evenings at 7.30
Tuesday 5th - Saturday 9th December and Tuesday 12th - Saturday 16th December
Matinées at 3.00
Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th December

The Tower Theatre performing at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street

It is 1660. The Puritans have run away and Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who's watching.

Premiered at The Globe and winner of the 2016 Olivier Best Comedy award, Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain's most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?

Cast List

Nell Gwynn : Grace Fairburn
Rose Gwynn : Julia Flatley
Nancy : Valerie Antwi
Ma Gwynn : Jeanette Clarke
Queen Catherine : Ros Reeder
Lousie De Keroualle : Clare Dodkins
King Charles II : James Dart
Charles Hart : Mike Hadjipateras
Thomas Killigrew : Simon Vaughan
Edward Kynaston : Simon Brooke
John Dryden : Felix Grainger
Lord Arlington : Daniel Watson
Ned Spigget : Adam Hampton-Matthews
William : Christian Search


Production Team

Director : Roger Beaumont
Musical Director : Jonathan Norris
Set Design : Roger Beaumont
Costume Design : Lynda Twidale
Lighting Design : Robert Irvine
Sound Design : Leon Chambers
Choreographer/ Movement / Foley Sound : Ruth Sullivan
Stage Manager : Dinah Irvine
Assistant Director : Harry Reeder