Department of History

The Restoration of Nell Gwyn

Monday 17th (19:30) - Tuesday 18th November 2014 (21:30)
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A new comedy by Steve Trafford with songs by Henry Purcell.

Full of humour and bawdy wit, this new comedy transports us into the wanton world of the English Restoration. King Charles II lies ill, Nell Gwyn, his royal whore, once the brightest star of the Restoration theatre, rages against her fate. What will become of her if Charles is summoned to his Maker? What perils will befall the English nation? Mistress Gwyn and Margery, her maid, lead us a merry dance, filled with their laughter, their tears and Nell's enchanting songs of the Baroque: a rollicking romp with a sting in its tail.

Post show discussion with Professor Brean Hammond on 17 November.

Performances on Monday 17 November and Tuesday 18 November at 7.30pm.

£15 (£13 concessions)
£11 restricted view

Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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