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A bawdy, witty romp celebrating an unlikely heroine! Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale

16th - 20th May 2023

Event info

Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50


“They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They’ve put a woman on the stage.”

1660, London. King Charles II has ascended to the throne with a love of all things extravagant and sexy. Over at Drury Lane, theatregoers are finding themselves stirred by young orange-seller turned actress Nell Gwynn!

This Olivier-Award winning comedy bursts with music, dance and comedy, and is a sparkling celebration of an unlikely heroine who sets about causing gleeful havoc in a traditionally male world. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can Nell’s charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the Court?


This amateur production of “Nell Gwynn” is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books



The Ladies  

Nell Gwynn: Emma Jane Robson 

Rose Gwynn: Aimee McKay 

Nancy: Anna Dobson 

Lady Castlemaine: Michelle Bayly 

Louise De Keroualle / Ensemble: Natalie Plunga 

Queen Catherine / Ensemble: Cat White 

Old Ma Gwynn / Ensemble: Sarah Scott 

Heckler / Attendant / Ensemble: Jo McEvedy 

The Gents 

King Charles II: Sam Hinton 

Charles Hart: Andrew Rakowski 

Thomas Killigrew: Jim Boylan 

Edward Kynaston: Sam Burrell 

John Dryden: Sean Burnside  

Lord Arlington: Jack Thompson 

Ned Spiggett : Charlie Hope 

Heckler / William / Ensemble: Stewart Dives  

The Dogs 

Bobby and Hugo  

The Band 

Harpsichord / accordion: Shona Newey 

Mandolin / bass guitar / bodhrán: Andy Aiken 

Violin / guitar / percussion: Tony Sehgal 

A multitude of recorders: Rye Mattick  

Production Team: 

Directors: Sara Jo Harrison and Tracey Lucas  

Musical Director : Shona Newey  

Movement Director: Maya Torres 

Stage manager : Lesley Heckels–Thompson 

Assistant stage manager : Lauren Allison 

Prompt: Catherine Hope 

Lighting design and Sound : Tim Swinton  

Lighting team : Izzy Young; Alex Tait  

Wardrobe: Dianne Edwards / Sarah Pearson / Caspin Reeves / Ruth Gibson 

Wigs : Keith Wigham (Wiggy)  

Properties: Anneliese Clifton, Eileen Davison, Jules Scott-Foss , Rachel Potts, Kate Cartmell-Done 

Set Design : Sands Dobson / Tim Swinton 

Set Build: Sands Dobson, Mark Burden, Craig Fairbairn 

Set painting: Lauren Allison, Maya Torres, Alison Scurfield, Stewart Dives, Emmy Dobson, Minnie Dobson, Daisy Burden, Rachel Potts, Caspin Reeves  

Set Dressing : Anneliese Clifton, Rye Mattick, Eileen Davison, Rachel Potts, Caspin Reeves  

Social Media: Lauren Aspery and Minnie Dobson 

Publicity: Alison Carr and Jack Thompson 

Photography: Paul Hood  

French vocal coaching : Daisy Burden  

Portuguese vocal coaching : Marta Mateus, Will Briscoe, Paulo Torres  

Owners of Bobby and Hugo: Jamie Lakhani-Powell, Ben Lakhani-Powell and Janet Lakhani 

With thanks to: www.abovethewaterswimming.co.uk 

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