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2nd March from 20:30 to 23:30
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18th March from 16:00 to 19:00
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18th March from 19:30 to 22:00
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25th March from 16:00 to 19:00
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27th March from 19:30 to 21:30
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28th March from 20:30 to 22:00
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4th April from 20:00 to 21:00
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7th April from 10:30 to 12:00
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17th April from 19:30 to 22:00
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22nd April from 14:30 to 17:00
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22nd April from 19:30 to 22:00

News

Nell Gwynn

Mar 17th to 24th 2018

A play by Jessica Swale with music by Nigel Hess

London 1660. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. Meanwhile at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is attracting attention amongst the theatregoers. The play charts the rise of an unlikely heroine from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to become a celebrated actress and the mistress of the king. But in a time when women are regarded as second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the intrigues at court ?

Featuring delightful Restoration-style music by Nigel Hess to accompany Jessica Swales' witty ( and often bawdy ) lyrics, along with several dance numbers, the show is certain to entertain. 

 

"Superbly funny ... a juicy, well-wrought thing of great fun, a wonderfully layered celebration of theatre, but most of all an apt homage to a woman incredibly ahead of her time" (Time Out)

"A rollicking good evening’s entertainment . . . an unending delight"  (Evening Standard)  

Coming Soon

April de Angelis
Main House
May 5th to 12th
Terence Rattigan
Main House
Jun 30th to Jul 7th
Moira Buffini
Main House
Sep 1st to 8th
Mark Rylance
Main House
Oct 23rd to 30th
by Alan Bennett ( adapted from the novel by Kenneth Grahame )
Main House
Dec 1st to 8th

Just Finished

Nick Payne
Studio in the Auditorium
Feb 14th to 17th