Season 2019


By Jessica Swale

Directed by Jennifer Willison

NOV 15 – DEC 7
London,1660. The Puritans have been routed and King Charles II has taken the throne – and brought with him a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. In Drury Lane, the heart of the theatre district, a young Nell Gwynn is peddling oranges when her sassy nature gets her a role on stage – the very first woman to ever do so!

She is gutsy and very talented and soon has the attention of the new King. But in a time when women are second-class citizens, can Nell’s charm and fearless spirit protect her from the dangers of the court?

With a cast of larger-than-life characters, plenty of ribald humour and cheeky double entendres, this is a loving tribute to the world of theatre and a woman far ahead of her time.

Winner 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy

“A bawdy, witty, engaging romp” The Times

By Special Arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd.