By Jessica Swale
May 29-June 8, 2019
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Directed by Eleanor Crowder
Original music arrangements by Robin Guy
Stage Management by Lydia Talajic, with Assistant Stage Management by Erika Scrivens
Set Design by Eleanor Crowder
Lighting Design by David Magladry
Nicholas Dave Amott as Ned Spigget and Lord Arlington
Brie Barker as Thomas Killigrew
Cindy Beaton as Nancy and Ma Gwynn
Pierre Brault as Charles Hart
Robin Guy as Nell Gwynn
Phillip Merriman as King Charles II
J.T. Morris as Edward Kynaston
Shawna Pasini as Rose
Bronwyn Steinberg as Barbra Castelmaine and Louise de Kéroualle
David Whiteley as John Dryden
“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.
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