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Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale

This is an amateur production presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

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About the show

The Company is proud to present Jessica Swale’s Olivier award winning comedy “Nell Gwynn”. It’s 1660, the monarchy is back, pleasure is in vogue and you can even see a woman on the stage. The play follows Nell Gwynn’s meteoric rise from orange seller to mistress of the king as she navigates the bawdy world of restoration theatre and the treacherous royal court.

Cast:

Nell GwynnAlicia Dean
"Pretty, witty Nell", one of the first women on the British stage and restoration icon
Rose GwynnCharlotte Creasey
Nell’s sister
NancyHeather Knowles
Dresser in the theatre company and Nell’s friend
Old Ma GwynnVirginia Grainger
Nell’s mum
Queen CatherineMandy Sims
Married to Charles II,
Lady CastlemaineAmy Gunn
Current mistress to Charles II
Louise de KeroualleLaura Payne
Charles’ beautiful French mistress.
King Charles IICraig McCrindle
King
Charles HartMark Kenny
Leading actor and Nell’s first lover
Thomas KilligrewAlex Moore
Actor manager of the theatre company
Edward KynastonPhil Ravencroft
Actor
John DrydenAsh Watson
Playwright
Lord ArlingtonJohn Ansari
Charles’ advisor and dog walker
Ned SpiggettMatthew Blomefield
Actor
Assorted rolesTBC

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Black text on an Orange square “Nell Gwynn” by Jessica Swale