Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn

4.6 (23) · Contemporary

They've disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They've put a woman on the stage.


1660, Drury Lane.

Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in the burgeoning West End theatre scene, unaware of who is in the audience one fateful night.

Jessica Swale’s triumphant, joyful, critically-acclaimed play about the unlikely heroine who went from lowly orange seller to national treasure comes home to the Globe for a limited run.

Laura Pitt-Pulford takes on the heroic role of Nell as part of a national tour presented by English Touring Theatre. This production was originally produced at the Globe in 2015 under the artistic direction of Dominic Dromgoole.

Critic reviews

A blissful whirl of theatricals

· Evening Standard

The play itself cannily mixes Carry On double-entendres with an explicitly feminist message

· Guardian

An absolute treat...a bawdy, witty, engaging romp

· The Times

Bawdy and brilliant

· The Stage


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Show ended
Tue 2 May - Sat 13 May,


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