|By Jessica Swale|
WINNER OF THE 2015 OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST NEW COMEDY
A RAODS Production
They've disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They've put a woman on the stage!
Oyster-seller, orange-hawker, prostitute, celebrated actress and mistress to King Charles II, Nell Gwynn was nothing if not versatile. And as this superbly funny new play also demonstrates, while zig-zagging between the ego-fuelled rehearsal rooms of Drury Lane and the intrigue-soaked corridors of Charles II’s beleaguered court, her outspoken nature and fearless resolve to give as good as any man made her something of a Restoration-era feminist.
With plenty of modern-day jibes at austerity politics and the dearth of female playwrights, this is both boisterous entertainment and an apt homage to a woman who was incredibly ahead of her time.
|Venue: Main Stage|
|Online booking available: www.ticketsource.co.uk/plazatheatre|