Upcoming Show

Nell Gwynn

by Jessica Swale

Directed by Polly Beauwin

Read through: 8 January 2020

Auditions: 15 January 2020

Playing dates: 30 April – 2 May 2020

Not so much a historical play as a romp through theatrical and court life in Restoration England, the play offers a range of parts, both large and small for five actresses (playing seven parts) and seven actors. The play is very much an ensemble piece, especially where those playing members of Killigrew’s’s company of actors are concerned. All those playing the actors will sing, though only Nell sings solo. A slight degree of cacophony in the singing will be acceptable.

There are a few very small parts for servants which will be played by members of the company


Nell GwynnCat Lamin

Rose GwynnLynda-Louise Tomlinson

NancyLily Tomlinson

Lady Castlemaine/ Louise de KeroualleJuliette Sexton

Queen Catherine – Ileana Falcone

Ma GwynnSimone White

King Charles IITim Williams

Charles Hart – Hugh Cox

Thomas Killigrew – Toby Doncaster

Edward Kynaston – Matt Tester

John DrydenScott Tilley

Lord ArlingtonCraig C Fisher

Ned Spiggett – Tom Dehlsen

If you would be interested in directing a future production, get in touch with the committee by emailing q2players@gmail.com