London W1D 7ES
London W1D 7ES
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Monday 18 April, 7.30pm
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Thursday 21 April, 7.30pm
'This gloriously funny and touching bio-drama...a right royal treat'
'One of the most joyous and magical evenings to be had on the London stage at the moment'
'Bawdy and brilliant West End transfer of Jessica Swale's vivacious comedy'
'An absolute treat...a bawdy, witty, engaging romp'
'The play itself cannily mixes Carry On double-entendres with an explicitly feminist message'
'Arterton shines in the lead role, radiating an appealing pertness and broad knowingness that pwers the show'
'This is an out-and-out celebration of the fun of theatre and a warm-hearted comedy about performing and pretending'
The Arts Desk
'A blissful whirl of theatricals'
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|Mon – Thu: £49.50, £35, £25 (Premium £75) | Fri & Sat: £52.50, £35, £25 (Premium £75)|
as Nell Gwynn
Lady Castlemaine/ Louise de Keroualle
Old Ma Gwynn/ Queen Catherine
Eleanor Lloyd Productions
Paula Marie Black
Please note: this production has now closed
She’s back! Jessica Swale’s rip-roaring play Nell Gwynn will open in the West End’s Apollo Theatre in February 2016 following an all-too-brief run at the Globe this summer.
Award-winning actress Gemma Arterton will star as Nell under the direction of Christopher Luscombe. Gemma thrilled audiences when she appeared in The Duchess of Malfi in the first Sam Wanamaker Playhouse season in 2014, and most recently appeared in the West End in Made in Dagenham, for which she won an Evening Standard Award.
Charting the rise of an unlikely theatrical heroine from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress and mistress to the King, Nell Gwynn was called ‘an unending delight’ by the Evening Standard and a ‘superbly funny new play’ by Time Out.
A limited number of day seats will be available from the venue at 10am on the day of each performance priced at £15.
Post-show talk - Tuesday 29 March
Audience members with tickets for this performance are invited to attend an exclusive post-show talk hosted by playwright Jessica Swale with members of the cast. Cast and company members will discuss their experiences of working on Nell Gwynn and audience members will get the opportunity to ask questions. Don’t miss this unique insight into the play!