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Nell Gwynn – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Dominic Corr Celebrity is hardly a new concept. Only a few centuries ago, one of England's first actresses would help shape the very pop culture we all hate to adore. Nell Gwynn; orange merchant, turned actress, turned mistress to the King, was more than her titles. She was a living, breathing woman who ...

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Nell Gwynn – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

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Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Steve Turner Anyone wanting historical accuracy should look away now. Anyone after an evening of fun, frolics, singing, dancing and general merriment better get themselves a ticket for Nell Gwynn now, before they all go! In the programme notes, writer Jessica Swale says that she wants the play to be an entertaining homage to ...

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Nell Gwynn – The Lowry, Salford

Laura Pitt-Pulford as Nell Gwynn

Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lizz Clark Saucy, witty and beautiful: Nell Gwynn must have been quite a woman to rise to fame from the level of a humble orange-seller and bewitch the heart of King Charles II. Jessica Swale's warm-hearted comic play follows Nell from the moment she is 'spotted' and begins to act, through her affair ...

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NEWS: ETT announces Spring 2017 season

English Touring Theatre has announced its Spring 2017 season, which features the world première of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by comedienne and presenter Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare’s Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role. It is the final season under the stewardship of Director ...

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Stig of the Dump – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: Clive King Adaptor: Jessica Swale Director: Derek Bond Reviewers: Emma Boswell and Penny Dutton (age 9) The team behind last year’s highly acclaimed The Wind in the Willows are back working their magic in Chester’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer. Their latest offering is an inventive and unique adaptation of Clive King’s legendary 1963 novel, Stig of ...

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FEATURE: Tonic Theatre Celebrates…Leading Women in Theatre

By MARYAM PHILPOTT Picture the scene, it’s not so long ago, in London and you’re off for a night at the theatre. You look around you in the street and everything seems fairly normal, again in the theatre things seem fine as you take your seat. But then the play starts and something’s missing… It takes a while but suddenly ...

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Nell Gwynn – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Following hot on the heels of Shakespeare in Love and Mr Foote’s Other Leg, Jessica Swale’s new play continues London theatre’s current preoccupation with itself, telling the story of the young woman who rose from the gutters to the stage and then to the bedchamber of King Charles II. In ...

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The Secret Garden – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: Frances Hodgson Burnett Adaptor: Jessica Swale Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe When Ten year old Mary Lennox is orphaned in India after a terrible earthquake kills her parents, she has to leave behind everything she has ever known. Sent to live in England at her uncle’s gloomy mansion on the wild Yorkshire moors, lonely and confined to only ...

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