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Outdoor Theatre at Upnor Castle
July 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The British playwright Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015 and was nominated for five awards, winning 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
London, 1660, King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with the love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. At Drury Lane a young Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard alley, to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard won place in the heart of the King. At at a time when women are second class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court?
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The gates open at 6.30 pm and the performance starts at 7.30 pm.