By Jessica Swale
Director Emma Bernard
Thursday 30th May - Saturday 1st June, 7.30pm
Matinee Saturday 1st June 2.30pm
PATS Studio Theatre
“a nice line in bawdy gags and anachronistic humour” WhatsOnStage
Winner of an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and first performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015, Jessica Swale’s play about the bawdy orange-seller turned actor has an ebullient spirit and a shrewd eye for female advancement.
Nell Gwynn provides a snapshot of Nell's life as star of Thomas Killigrew's King's Company, and as Charles II's mistress. An unlikely heroine, at a time when women are second-class citizens, Nell causes mayhem in a traditionally male world … but can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the Court?
“cannily mixes Carry On double-entendres with an explicitly feminist message.” The Guardian
Tickets £15/ Concessions £13