Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale, a comic yet serious tale of a woman who was ahead of her time, runs at The Green Room Theatre, Wilmslow from Friday 3rd to Saturday 11th December 2021.
The play, directed by Mike Rogerson and Celia Bonner charts the rise of Nell Gwynn, a bright, charming and yet unlikely heroine from 1660's London. We follow Nell from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to selling oranges for sixpence at Drury Lane and on to her rise to stardom as Britain's most celebrated actress, who captured the heart of a King and changed history.
Co-Director Celia Bonner commented: ''Nell Gwynn is our first production of a full play in over 18 months. The cast includes both Green Room regulars and newcomers, with local actors Lorna Kong, playing the title role of Nell and Steve Berrington, last seen here as Al in 'April in Paris', playing King Charles II.
"It's been a wonderful experience to be back in a rehearsal room and working with the company to bring this exciting play to the stage and we are all looking forward to our opening night."
Co-Director Mike Rogerson added: "The staging of this production in our unique studio theatre space has been greatly enhanced by our newly acquired stage rostra, generously funded by The Evans Trust. We have used the rostra to excellent effect to create a thrust stage which places the audience on three sides of the theatre, which will give them an unrivalled experience of this wonderful play."
Tickets are on sale now at The Green Room Theatre website, priced £10 for non-members and £8 for members.