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Nell Gwynn at Waverley Abbey House in Farnham 12 – 15 July 2017

Winner – 2016 Olivier Award for best new comedy. Booking information click here 

Jessica Swale’s award winning comedy is a poignant, tender & rumbustious romp, liberally sprinkled with comedy, truth and musical delights. Perfect for Picnic Theatre ! Performed open air in the grounds of stunning Waverley Abbey House – pack a picnic, uncork the wine and toast the summer in the company of Nell Gwynn and the court of King Charles II.

Box Office opens 1st May – click here for booking information. 

The story of orange seller, Nell Gwynn, is as colourful as a Barbara Cartland novel – yet it is true. Nell’s rise from the misery of Coal Yard Alley to become Britain’s first celebrity actress, winning the heart of the king along the way, is the stuff of dreams. But there is a price to pay.

At a time when women are little more than possessions, can her undoubted charm and indomitable spirit protect her from the court plotters and schemers? And what will be the cost?

‘Ribald, buzzy and thoroughly cheering’  

Guildburys are a community theatre company and Nell Gwynn is an amateur performance by arrangement with Nick Hern Books. To receive details of this and other forthcoming shows join our mailing list here

INFORMATION/FAQ for PicnicTheatre audiences here

Contains bawdy humour. 


Waverley Abbey House – our stunning PicnicTheatre in Farnham

Delicious desserts are available in the house!


Published on: December 1st, 2016

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