Archives - Nell Gwynn

by Jessica Swale

Directed by Laura Eddy

Friday 20th – Saturday 28th April 2018 in the Auditorium

She knew how to give the audience a good time

Michal Billington described this play as ‘a love letter to the theatre and the cheerful chaos of putting on a play’. The central character is Nell, orange-seller to celebrated actress, who negotiated a good sum for herself to become the mistress of King Charles II. Nell Gwynn is a backstage tour from the heaven of Restoration London, with a mixture of bawdy humour, erotic delights and energetically sensual song and dance.


Tickets are now available for just £13. Buy online or from the Box Office.

Meal deal

Take advantage of our £29 meal deal with Terranova Italian Restaurant in Stanborough Park which includes a 2-course, pre-show meal from the set menu with a glass of wine and a ticket for the show. Download the menu

Not available Sundays and Mondays.

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Part of the Barn’s 2017/2018 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Nell Gwyn-Hope Powell Eddy
Rose Gwyn-Hannah Sayer
Nancy-Wendy Bage
Lady Castlemaine-Rachel Wallace
Louise de Keroualle-Katherine Steed
Queen Catherine-Natalie Gordon
Old Ma Gwynn-Natalie Gordon
King Charles II-Eamon Goodfellow
Charles Hart-Liam Cook
Thomas Killigrew-Chris Gill
Edward Kynaston-Paul Russell
John Dryden-Stephen Charles
Lord Arlington-Godfrey Marriott
Ned Spiggett-Oscar Gill
Ensemble-Helen Gunter
Kathryn Taylor


Flute and Piccolo-Daniel Ephgrave
Violin-Gemma Dickinson
Cello-Nicola Warner
Jo Warren
Guitar-Desmond Moss

Creative Team

Director-Laura Eddy
Musical Director-Daniel Ephgrave
Co-Director-Chris Gill
Set Design-Eric Farlie
Assistant Production Manager-Linda Miles
Production Manager-John Keogh
Stage Managers-Sharon Francis
Simon Parr
Assistant Stage Managers-Roger Eames
Lighting Design and Operation-Ed Read
Sound Design and Operation-James Rowles
Wardrobe Team-Christine Mackinven
Penny Coyston
Sheila Grimmant
Linda Miles
Properties-Pamela Wallis
Kris Moore
Barbara Foster
Additional Properties made by-Janet Beattie
Rosemary Bianchi
Photography-Simon Wallace
Vocal Coach-Rachel Thomas
Set Construction-Ian Bage
Bob Cameron
David Fairhurst
Eric Farlie
Robert Gill
Keith Lambert
Norman Merry
John Sear
Eddie Washington
Set Dressing and Painting-Kris Moore
Peter Moore
Ian Bage
Poster Design-John Cook


Friday 20th – Saturday 28th April 2018

Friday 20th April8.00pm 
Saturday 21st April8.00pm 
Monday 23rd April8.00pm 
Tuesday 24th April8.00pm 
Wednesday 25th April8.00pm 
Thursday 26th April8.00pm 
Friday 27th April8.00pm 
Saturday 28th April2.30pm 
Saturday 28th April8.00pm 

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