English Touring Theatre in association with Nica Burns, Eleanor Lloyd Productions & Paula Marie Black present the Shakespeare’s Globe Production of
by Jessica Swale, directed by Christopher Luscombe
25 - 29 April 2017
Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy
Jessica Swale’s blissfully funny Nell Gwynn visits Bath direct from critically acclaimed sell out runs in the West End and at the Globe Theatre.
1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in the burgeoning West End. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night.
English Touring Theatre presents this warm hearted, bawdy comedy with Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) as the unlikely heroine who won the adoration of the public and the heart of the King.
Christopher Luscombe directed the acclaimed production of Rattigan’s While the Sun Shines for the Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season. Other recent work includes Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, The Madness of George III, Enjoy and Spamalot.
ReviewsBack to top
This gloriously funny and touching bio-drama...a right royal treat. Go - Daily Telegraph
An absolute treat... a bawdy, witty, engaging romp - The Times
One of the most joyous and magical evenings to be had on the London stage... a bawdy and brilliant West End transfer of Jessica Swale's vivacious comedy - The Stage
Cannily mixes Carry On double-entendres with an explicity feminist message - Guardian
A blissful whirl of theatricals -Evening Standard
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Nell Gwynn – Laura Pitt-Pulford
Thomas Killigrew – Clive Hayward
Lord Arlington – Michael Cochrane
Nancy – Mossie Smith
John Dryden – Nicholas Bishop
Lady Castlemane/ Louise De Keroualle – Pandora Clifford
Rose Gwynn – Pepter Lunkuse
Ned Spigget – George Jennings
Edward Kynaston – Esh Alladi
Queen Catherine/ Old Ma Gwynn – Joanne Howarth
Charles Hart – Sam Marks
Charles II – Ben Righton
Ensemble – Philipa Flynn, Thea Collings, Leon Stewart, Jack Helsby
Associate Director – Matthew Dann
Writer – Jessica Swale
Director – Christopher Luscombe
Designer – Hugh Durrant
Composer – Nigel Hess
Lighting Designer – Nick Richings
Sound Designer – Jeremy Dunn
Choreographer – Charlotte Broom
Casting Director – Charlotte Sutton
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Tuesday – Wednesday 7.30pm Thursday – Saturday 8pm Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 35 minutes (including interval)
- Captioned performance: 2.30pm Wednesday
- Post Show Discussion: Thursday Evening
- Audio Description: 2.30pm Saturday
Tues – Fri eves and Sat mat: £21.00 £26.50 £28.50 £31.50 £33.50
Sat eve: £23.50 £27.50 £29.50 £32.50 £35.50
Wednesday mat: £19.50 £25.00 £27.00 £31.00 £32.00
Please note: from Monday 24th April 2017, all prices in the Main House and Ustinov Studio incur a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked. Please note all prices in the egg theatre incur a booking fee of 50p per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked.
Plus £1 postage charge
Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy.