London, 1660. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers.
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?
Jessica Swale's exhilarating take on the heady world of Restoration theatre premiered at Shakespeare's Globe, London, in September 2015, before transferring to the West End in February 2016, starring Gemma Arterton. It won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2016 and completed a UK Tour in Spring 2017.
Whilst previously patrons have been able to park for free during evening performances on the car park opposite, Asda have now employed Parking Eye to manage their car park which gives 3 hour free parking and is monitored by number plate recognition cameras 24 hours a day.
There are alternative car parks at:
Evening charges: 6pm to midnight £1.00
Any patrons concerned about returning to their car after the show can ask a member of our Front of House staff to accompany them.
Nell Gwynn - Heather Schofileld
Charles II - Shaun Penton
Charles Hart - Dominic Stannage
Thomas Killigrew - Gareth Jones
Edward Kynaston - Jake Talbot
John Dryden - Richard Hall
Rose Gwynn - Kira Richardson
Ned Spigget - Stephen Hague
Nancy - Hayley Johnson
Lord Arlington - Michael Howells
Queen Catherine - Daisy De Silva
Lady Castlemaine - Kathryn Sinclair
Louise de Kerouaile - Lisa Wilkinson
Old Ma Gwynn - Carol Ross
Theatre Boy - Oliver Schofield
William / Ensemble - Geoff Lockton
Ensemble - Des Hague
Director - Sue Penton
Musical Director - Glyn Howells
Choreographer - Helena Frances-Smith
Production Manager - Peter Wright
Stage Manager - Brian Cookson