KODS Present ‘Nell Gwynn’ by Jessica Swale
Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd September 2017
at the Rose Theatre Kidderminster
Director: Tom Paine
Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy
London, 1660. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers.
Jessica Swale’s bawdy comedy Nell Gwynn 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?