Playwright: Jessica Swale
Director Megan Dansie
PRESENTED BY STIRLING PLAYERS
Part restoration drama, part saucy romp, part rollicking comedy!
Nell Gwynn can dance, sing and do the other thing…
Set in the 1660s when England’s theatres have just re-opened and the monarchy restored after the demise of Puritan Oliver Cromwell, the new king, Charles II allows women to appear on stage for the first time.
Actress Nell Gwynn is courageous, talented and charming. But can her spirit protect her from the dangers of the court when she becomes the King’s mistress?
This play celebrates a woman ahead of her time, is a loving tribute to the world of theatre, and is known for its bawdy humour, cheeky double entendres and a cast of larger-than-life characters.
It takes history lightly, and plenty of liberties about Nell’s life. So, throw off your puritanical-no-fun-will-be-had hats, and head to Stirling Theatre and enjoy the light hearted, light fingered take on one of the bawdiest periods of English history!