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

The Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 brought with it a burst of energy and innovation. The King, Charles II was interested in science, exploration, trade and the theatre. And women. Lots of women.

The most popular of those women was, and remains, the incomparable Nell Gwynn. From her downright disreputable beginnings she rose to prominence as an actress through her wit, her humour, her vivacity and a tremendous talent for comedy.

In Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn, Charles is asked what he sees in the theatre. He replies “Joy – and gaiety”.And, as he later points out “What’s the point of having a country if it’s sapped of all joy?”

So come and join us for this wonderful play, full of joy and gaiety!

Tickets: seaty.co.uk/NellGwynn (from 29th Feb)

Cast

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