By Jessica Swale
May 29-June 8, 2019
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
“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 onto 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, winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 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?
Suitable for audiences over 14 or adult accompanied.
Run Time: approximately 2.5 hours, includes intermission
Adult: $36 + $3 facility fee = $39
Senior (65+): $32 + $3 facility fee = $35
Student/Artist*/Unwaged: $20 + $3 facility fee = $23
*including Theatre Ontario members