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We are proud to present an open-air performances in partnership with The Changeling Theatre Company, Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale in the beautiful grounds of the private residence of Allington Castle.

And the smash hit musical comedy from the Globe, Nell Gwynn.

“They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They put a woman on the stage!”

London, 1660, King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with the love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatre goers. Nell Gwynne 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. But at a time when women are second class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court?”

The British playwright Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015 and was nominated for five awards, winning a 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Similarly to Gwynn’s controversy within the plot, the plays premiere also created debate for drama-lovers due to the casting of Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the protagonist Nell Gwynn. The mixed-race woman was to play a historically white figure, nevertheless the actors remarkable performance which led to her nomination for Best Actress at the 2015 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, quelled all questioning.

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Event Details

27 Jul, 2019 - 27 Jul, 2019


Performance starts at 2pm

Adults £30Child £10

Ages Suitable For
6 - 12, 13 - 18, 18+

Theme / Occasion

Allington Castle
Allington Maidstone Kent ME16 0NB Get Directions

Telephone Number
01622 790195
Event Tags
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