Nell Gwynn

Wed 16 - Sat 19 May 2018
Festival Theatre, Hyde

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.

Parking at Asda

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:

Water Street
Croft Street

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

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