It’s 1660, Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud and bawdy and for the first time in English history women have been allowed upon the stage as actresses…
The King’s company of actors are beset with problem. Their manager Mr Killigrew is struggling to balance the books, resident playwright Mr Dryden has writer’s block, Mr Kynaston is determined not to hand over the character of Desdemona to a real woman and audience numbers are dwindling.
There is no other solution: in order to compete with their rivals at the Duke’s Theatre, the King’s company need to find themselves a new leading lady….but how?
Repton School’s talented cast of actors and actresses presents Nell Gwynn
by Jessica Swale. Performances take place on Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November 2017. Tickets can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome to this event.