English Touring Theatre’s Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tour of Jessica Swale’s Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn.
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.
Jessica Swale’s warm-hearted, bawdy bio-drama (winner of 2016 Olivier Award for Best New 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.
The cast joining the previously announced Laura Pitt-Pulford as Nell Gwynn will be:
Esh Alladi (Edward Kynaston)
Nicholas Bishop (John Dryden)
Pandora Clifford (Lady Castlemaine / Louise de Keroualle)
Thea Collings (Ensemble)
Michael Cochrane (Lord Arlington)
Phillipa Flynn (Ensemble)
Clive Hayward (Thomas Killigrew)
Jack Helsby (Ensemble)
Joanne Howarth (Queen Catherine / Old Ma Gwynn)
Pepter Lunkuse (Rose Gwynn)
George Jennings (Ned Spigget)
Sam Marks (Charles Hart)
Ben Righton (Charles II)
Mossie Smith (Nancy)
Leon Stewart (Ensemble).
Nell Gwynn It opens at the Lowry in Salford before performances at Theatre Royal Brighton, Malvern Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Hall for Cornwall, The Grand Blackpool, Edinburgh King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath.