1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in London’s burgeoning West End theatre scene. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night.

Jessica Swale’s warm hearted, bawdy 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. Starring Olivier Award nominated actress Laura Pitt Pulford, Nell Gwynn is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre.

Age guidance 12yrs +. References of a sexual nature

Pre Show Talk before the show Tues 11 Apr (6:30pm)

Captioned Performance Wed 12 Apr (7:30pm)

Post Show Talk following the show Thurs 13 Apr

Audio Described Performance Friday 14 April (7:30pm)

  • Evenings £19.50 to £24.50
  • Matinees £19.50
  • Concessions £3 off
  • Friends of The Grand £5 off (opening night only)
  • Under 26s £12.50 (first 50 tickets, weekdays only; subject to availability)
  • Schools £9.50 (mid-week performances only)
  • Groups 10+ £4 off, 50+ £5 off
  • The Nell Gwynn includes these accessibility options

    Audio Described Captioned

    What the critics say

    5/5 Star Rating

    This gloriously funny and touching bio-drama...a right royal treat'

    5/5 Star Rating

    'One of the most joyous and magical evenings to be had on the London stage at the moment' 'Bawdy and brilliant West End transfer of Jessica Swale's vivacious comedy'

    5/5 Star Rating

    'An absolute treat...a bawdy, witty, engaging romp'

    4/5 Star Rating

    'The play itself cannily mixes Carry On double-entendres with an explicitly feminist message'

    4/5 Star Rating

    'A blissful whirl of theatricals'