Nell Gwynn

Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale’s blissfully funny Nell Gwynn embarks on its first ever UK tour, direct from critically acclaimed, sell-out runs in the West End and at the Globe Theatre.

1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in London’s burgeoning West End theatre scene. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night.

Jessica Swale’s warm hearted, bawdy comedy tells the story of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly orange seller to win the adoration of the public and the heart of the King. Starring Olivier Award nominated actress Laura Pitt-Pulford, Nell Gwynn is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre.


By Jessica Swale

Directed by Christopher Luscombe

Cast includes Laura Pitt-Pulford, Clive Hayward, Michael Cochrane, Mossie Smith, Nicholas Bishop, Pandora Clifford, Pepter Lunkuse, George Jennings, Esh Alladi, Joanne Howarth, Sam Marks, Ben Righton, Philipa Flynn, Thea Collings, Leon Stewart, Jack Helsby


Associate Director – Matthew Dann

Writer – Jessica Swale

Designer – Hugh Durrant

Composer – Nigel Hess

Lighting Designer – Nick Richings

Sound Designer – Jeremy Dunn

Choreographer – Charlotte Broom

Casting Director – Charlotte Sutton


"It’s a play as winning as its heroine, and it’s impossible not to be charmed"  EXEUNT

“This gloriously funny and touching bio-drama...a right royal treat”  THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

 “One of the most joyous and magical evenings to be had on the London stage at the moment”  THE STAGE

“An absolute treat...a bawdy, witty, engaging romp”  THE TIMES

 “The play itself cannily mixes Carry On double-entendres with an explicitly feminist message”  THE GUARDIAN

 “A blissful whirl of theatricals”  LONDON EVENING STANDARD


Access and Events

Wednesday 29 March

Touch Tour (6:15pm) and Audio Described Performance 7:45pm

Post-Show Talk

Thursday 30 March

Captioned Performance at 7:45pm


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Main Auditorium


From £23.00 - £34.50

Ticket prices include £1 Restoration Levy and £1 Booking Fee


Running times

Act 1 70 mins

Interval 20 mins

Act 2 63 mins

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