Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn starring Gemma Arterton at the Apollo Theatre.
The full cast includes Greg Haiste, David Rintoul, Anneika Rose, David Sturzaker, Jay Taylor, Sasha Waddell and Sarah Woodward who all reprise their roles from the Globe production alongside new cast members Paige Carter, Michele Dotrice, Matthew Durkan, Michael Garner, George Jennings, Ellie Leah, Peter McGovern, and Nicholas Shaw.
Directed by Christopher Luscomb, Nell Gwynn transfers from a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Shakespeare’s Globe for a limited run from 4 February 2016 until 30 April 2016 at the Apollo Theatre.
Jessica Swale’s blissfully entertaining new play, Nell Gwynn, 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? And at what cost?