Photo: Tristram Kenton
Currently playing at the Apollo Theatre
Nell Gwynn Set in 1660, 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?
The show delighted audiences at the Globe and looks set to do the same at the Apollo with writer Jessica Swale’s hilarious but hearty play.