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Nell Gwynn

Tickets for Nell Gwynn at The Lowry

Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale’s blissfully funny Nell Gywnn embarks on its first ever UK tour, direct from a critically acclaimed, sell out run in the West End.

1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in the burgeoning West End theatre scene, unaware of who is in the audience one fateful night.

Brought to you by English Touring Theatre, Jessica Swale’s warm hearted, bawdy comedy tells the story of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly orange seller to win the adoration of the public and the heart of the King.

This gloriously funny and touching bio-drama...a right royal treat' The Telegraph

'One of the most joyous and magical evenings to be had on the London stage at the moment'

'Bawdy and brilliant West End transfer of Jessica Swale's vivacious comedy' The Stage

'An absolute treat...a bawdy, witty, engaging romp' The Times

'The play itself cannily mixes Carry On double-entendres with an explicitly feminist message' The Guardian

'A blissful whirl of theatricals' Evening Standard 

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