Banbury Cross Players will perform Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale at The Mill Arts Centre from 12th to 15th February 2020.
Nell Gwynn will be directed by Clare Lester. Clare directed Calendar Girls and took a major part in The 39 Steps.
Old Ma Gwynn
Louise de Keroualle
King Charles II
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.
Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale 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?