Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale
Friday 5 to Saturday 13 June 2020

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

It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded on to the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who’s watching.

Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?

Audition: Tuesday 27 August. 7:30pm

If you are interested in taking part or would like any further information about this play, but cannot attend the audition contact the Play & Stage committee (pscc@wgrsoc.org.uk)

Cast

Nell GwynnLorna Kong
Thomas Killigrew
Lord ArlingtonDavid Reynolds
NancyBelinda Coghlan
John DrydenMark Jephcott
Lady CastlemaineAlison Fleming
Louise de KeroualleEilidh Pollard
Rose GwynnAbby Cross
Ned Sprigget
Edward Kynaston
Queen KatherineVictoria Johnson
Old Ma GwynnSonia Dykstra
Charles Hart
Charles IISteve Berrington

Sponsors

This play is sponsored by:
The 2019-20 season is sponsored by: SC & P Jones (91 Chapel Lane)Builders & Plumbers merchant and bathroom specialists

Backstage

DirectorsCelia Bonner and Mike Rogerson
Musical DirectorChris McClory
Stage Manager
PromptDiana Boswell
Props
ASM
Lighting
Sound
WardrobeLinda Batson
Rehearsal photographs
Ticket secretaryPat Pinnock
House Manager
PSCC LiaisonBelinda Coghlan and Ewan Henderson
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