Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale directed by Ewen Coleman
Nell Gwynn, Wellington Repertory’s latest offering, charts the rags to riches story of the eponymous 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.
Our story begins as Cromwell’s Puritans took their grey garb and hightailed it as Charles II, the ‘Merry Monarch’ opened the theatres to allow women on stage, who desires Nell for a somewhat different role.
But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the intrigues of the court?
Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swales’ Nell Gwynn is a witty and exuberant tale celebrating an incredible life with headiness and heart.
Audiences will be treated to sumptuous costumes, Renaissance themed music, King Charles spaniels, orange throwing and many stellar performances.
Production dates 20 – 30 September 2017:
Wed 20 September 7.30pm
Thu 21 September 7.30pm
Fri 22 September 7.30pm
Sat 23 September 7.30pm
Sun 24 September 3.00pm
Tues 26 September 6.30pm
Wed 27 September 6.30pm
Thur 28 September 7.30pm
Fri 29 September 7.30pm
Sat 30 September 7.30pm
Ticket Prices $25 Waged, $20 Unwaged, $15 Child and $20 per ticket for pre-paid group bookings of 10 or more.