by Jessica Swale
15 – 24 June 2017
This wonderfully entertaining comedy is a romp through the familiar story of Nell Gwynn, the orange seller who became an actress and then the long-time mistress of King Charles II. Nell Gwynn is the leading character – a bawdy, witty, charming, sexy creature who gives as good as she takes from anyone and everyone. Surrounding her are a long list of actors, writers, tarts, theatre managers, stage hands, society ladies and gentlemen – and, of course, the king himself. Altogether, a glorious picture of late 17th century London life – both low and high – plus a bit of music and dance. Altogether, a delight which we shall be taking to MInack in July 2017.