Nell Gwynn

A Bawdy Costume Drama by Jessica Swale

2-7 December 2019

“They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They’ve put a woman on the stage”

London, 1660; at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing a stir amongst the theatregoers with her quick wit and remarkable beauty. When she takes to the stage as an actress, she causes merry havoc in a traditionally male world, and soon comes to the attention of the King, who has returned to the throne with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the Court? A moving, powerful and engaging story, charting the rise of an unlikely heroine.

Booking opens 11 November 2019