Claire Chitham’s Nell is a great mix of the bawdy, the perceptive and the witty, with a slight touch of the feminist.
It is 1660. She is on stage for most of the play and she leads the cast with some clever routines, all the time trying to balance acting, the king's bedroom and her family commitments in … Sydney Premiere “They’ve disgraced our trade. London in the 1660s, King Charles II has come to the throne with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy.

Nell Gwynn's quick wit and exceptional beauty propel her from selling oranges on the streets of London’s burgeoning theater district to performing on its stages, where she captures the hearts of her audiences—and England’s King All the characters are real people from history, and the events in the play are based, with embellishments, on real life.

Nell Gwynn House, an iconic local landmark, is an art-deco serviced apartment block located on Sloane Avenue in the heart of the fashionable and prestigious Royal London borough of Kensington and Chelsea. For a full list of sponsors for Nell Gwynn, please visit our Sponsors page. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers. Nell Gwynn, the play, much like Nell Gwynn, the woman, may succeed not in spite of its faults but because of them. They’ve put a woman on the stage!” London, 1660. Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale Directed by Pam Logan and Tamara Henry. Nell Gwynn (Alison Luff) is an overnight hit of the English stage (with musicians left to right: Zoe Speas and Kevin Collins).

And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is getting her satsumas out for the punters. Ruined our art. 8 August – 8 September . Nell Gwynn is a comedic play with music and dance about (spoiler alert!) Nell Gwynn review – Gemma Arterton sparkles in chaotic comedy 4 / 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. The show, a British import going on now until March 10 at Folger, is silly, too clever by half, and often impossible to believe — even though it’s based on a true story. the life of Nell Gwynn, the celebrated orange seller/prostitute who became one of the first women on the English stage and the mistress of King Charles II. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. Nell Gwynn (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) with fan Edward throughout is our “Actor” with a capital A, continually trying to build his part, fervently trying to discuss motivation and back story with Killigrew, the manager / director (Richard Katz).
Over time there have been many books, plays and films about Nell Gwynn and in recent times she was a prominent character in April de Angelis’ play Playhouse Creatures and Bella Merlin constructed another play under the long winded title: Nell Gwynne: A Dramatik Essaye on Acting and Prostitution. 2015–17, Nell Gwynn, a play by Jessica Swale In film and television In the 1911 film, Sweet Nell of Old Drury (based on the play of the same name described above), Nell is portrayed by Nellie Stewart In the 1915 film, Mistress Nell Starring Gemma Arterton as Nell Gwynn. After a critically-acclaimed, sell-out season at Shakespeare’s Globe, Jessica Swale’s rollicking restoration play Nell Gwynn transfers to the Apollo Theatre in February 2016, starring Gemma Arterton.Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the play follows the true story of the exuberant Nell Gwynn, who rose from lowly orange-seller to England’s favourite actress.

A witty, bawdy and exhilarating play. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs.