Nell Gwynn


Tue 21 - Sat 25 March 2017
Tickets £18 - £33*

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Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale’s blissfully funny Nell Gwynn embarks on its first ever UK tour, direct from critically acclaimed, sell-out runs in the West End and at the Globe Theatre. 

1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in London’s burgeoning West End theatre scene. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night.

Jessica Swale’s warm-hearted, bawdy comedy tells the story of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly orange seller to win the adoration of the public and the heart of the King. Starring Olivier Award nominated actress Laura Pitt-Pulford, Nell Gwynn is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre.

This show is part of our Women in Theatre series (7 - 25 March), celebrating International Women's Day.

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Running Time

Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes, including an interval


Tuesday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £18/£23/£28/£33*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £18/£23/£28*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee

Assisted Performances:

Captioned performance, Thursday 23rd March, 7:45PM
Audio Described performance, Saturday 25th March, 2:30PM

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Laura Pitt-Pulford
Laura Pitt-Pulford (Nell Gwynn)
Thomas Killigrew
Clive Hayward (Thomas Killigrew)
Michael Cochrane
Michael Cochrane (Lord Arlington)
Mossie Smith
Mossie Smith (Nancy)
Nicholas Bishop
Nicholas Bishop (John Dryden)
Pandora Clifford
Pandora Clifford (Lady Castlemane/ Louise De Keroualle )
Pepter Lunkuse
Pepter Lunkuse (Rose Gwynn )
George Jennings
George Jennings (Ned Spigget )
Esh Alladi
Esh Alladi (Edward Kynaston )
Joanne Howarth
Joanne Howarth (Queen Catherine/ Old Ma Gwynn )
Sam Marks
Sam Marks (Charles Hart )
Ben Righton
Ben Righton (Charles II )
Philipa Flynn
Philipa Flynn (Ensemble )
Leon Stewart
Leon Stewart (Ensemble)
Jack Helsby
Jack Helsby (Ensemble)
Thea Collings
Thea Collings (Ensemble)
Matthew Dann (Associate Director )
Jessica Swale (Writer)
Christopher Luscombe (Director)
Hugh Durrant (Designer)
Nigel Hess (Composer)
Nick Richings (Lighting Designer)
Jeremy Dunn (Sound Designer)
Charlotte Broom (Choreographer)
Charlotte Sutton (Casting Director)


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  • 'Gloriously funny and touching...a right royal treat'