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Shakespeare Fans Won’t Want to Miss “Nell Gwynn” at the Folger Shakespeare Library January 29 through February 10

January 17, 2019

Fans of the theater won’t want to miss the incredible performance of Nell Gwynn at the Folger Shakespeare Library.  Written by Jessica Swale and with original music by Kim Sherman and direction by Robert Richmond, this show delivers on all fronts. 

In Nell Gwynn, an orange seller from Drury Lane becomes an actress and instantly becomes the hit of the Restoration theater. She quickly wins over Charles II as a fan, and the king brings her to court as a favorite mistress. The show is commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe, and it won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. If you love Shakespeare or theater in general, you’re sure to enjoy Nell Gwynn.