"The famous Nell Gwynn
, stepping one day, from a house where she had made a short visit, into her coach, saw a great mob assembled, and her footman all bloody and dirty; the fellow, being asked by his mistress the reason of his being in that condition, answered, `I have been fighting, madam, with an impudent rascal who called your ladyship a wh--re.' `You blockhead,' replied Mrs Gwynn, `at this rate you must fight every day of your life; why, you fool, all the world knows it.'
Hugh Durrant "Nell Gwynn
" Chicago Shakespeare Theater
His son and successor, Charles II was deemed a philanderer and had a string of mistresses including Nell Gwynn
. Charles II reportedly acknowledged 12 illegitimate children from his various women.
Anybody worried that a Kensington Palace matchmaker had gone back in time and plucked Nell Gwynn
from her oranges can rest easy -- Rachel Zane borders on saintly.
It was adapted by writer Jessica Swale, whose play Nell Gwynn
won the Olivier Award for best new comedy in 2016, and is directed by Max Webster.
plays at the Criterion Theatre in Berkeley Road South from Saturday, March 17 to Saturday, March 24 and starts at 7.30pm.
the UK 149 looks since to GAMBLING WISDOM "I have no intention of watching undersized Englishmen perched on horses with matchstick legs race along courses planned to amuse Nell Gwynn
" Glibert Harding
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" Glibert Harding
This unforgettable adventure is adapted by the Olivier Award-winning Jessica Swale (Nell Gwynn
), features live music on stage created by Joe Stilgoe and is directed by Max Webster (The Lorax, The Old Vic).
onto an excellent, extremely funny, mildly eccentric Twelfth Night, directed with speed and certainty by that deeply experienced man-of-the-theatre Christopher Luscombe, who knows more than anyone how to give an audience value for money (his production of Nell Gwynn
reviewed in these columns in the summer was, for example, a marvellous evening's theatre).
Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn
, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this masterpiece.
I love theatre, I will always be in the theatre," exclaims Gemma, who's received two Olivier nominations - in 2015 for Made In Dagenham, where she showed off her musical prowess, and in 2016 for Nell Gwynn