Nell Gwynn

Event Details

  • From: 07/07/2017
  • To: 15/07/2017
  • Starting at: 07:45 PM


  • Main Auditorium
  • North Street, Bromley
  • Kent, BR1 1SB

Nell Gwynn

by Jessica Swale
Directed by Jessica-Ann Jenner

‘Nell Gwynn’ will also transfer to this year’s Hever Castle Festival (Thu 27-Sun 30 July 2017)

London, 1660: King Charles II has exploded on to 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 were 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 and won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for that year.


Nell Gwynn : Bethan Boxall
Charles II: James Mercer
Charles Hart: Rob Chambers
Edward Kynaston: Richard Stewart
Thomas Killigrew: Richard Gissing
Ned Spiggett: Robert O’Neill
Nancy: Heather Wain
John Dryden: (tbc)
Rose Gwynn: Niamh Clark
Old Ma Gwynn: Jan Greenhough
The Queen: Julie Binysh
Lady Castlemaine: Heather Phelps
Louise de Keroualle: Cheryl deBie
Lord Arlington: (tbc)
Sophie Gissing
Shirley Connell