Nell Gwynn


“They’ve never seen anything like it…”

A humble orange seller from the streets of Drury Lane steps onto the stage and becomes the darling of the Restoration theater. Nell discovers one of her biggest fans is none other than Charles II. Smitten with Nell’s spirit, the king brings her to court as a favorite mistress. Commissioned by Shakespeare's Globe, this sparkling portrait of a rare woman earned accolades in London and makes its East Coast premiere at the Folger.
An Olivier Award-winner for Best New Comedy has been hailed as "gloriously funny and touching" (Telegraph) and “an absolute treat” (The Times).

Presented by Folger Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
140 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$27 - $85

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available to students, seniors, military, educators, and groups. 50% rush tickets available 1-hour prior to each performance (subject to availability).

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Box Office Phone: 202-544-7077

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/29/2019 - 03/10/2019
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 01/29/2019 - 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Will
  • 02/01/2019 - 8:00pm College Night
  • 02/21/2019 - 7:30pm Post-Show Talk with Cast
  • 02/07/2019 - 7:30pm Press Performance

Extra Performances

  • 02/14/2019 - 10:30am
  • 02/21/2019 - 10:30am

Dark Days

  • 02/02/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 02/05/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 02/12/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 02/19/2019 - 7:30pm

Open Caption

  • 03/03/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 03/03/2019 - 7:00pm
Performer Role
Nigel Gore Thomas Killigrew
Catherine Flye Nancy
Jeff Keogh Lord Arlington
Michael Glenn John Dryden
Regina Aquino Lady Catlemaine, Louise de Keroualle
Christopher Dinolfo Edward Kynaston
Kevin Collins Musician
Caitlin Cisco Rose Gwynn
R.J. Foster King Charles II
Alison Luff Nell Gwynn
Quinn Franzen Charles Hart
Zoe Speas Queen Catherine, Musician
Alex Michell Ned Spigget
Production Personnel
Jessica Swale
Robert Richmond
Costume Designer
Mariah Anzaldo Hale
Set Designer
Tony Cisek
Sound Designer
Matt Otto
Movement for plays
Jennifer Hopkins
Lighting Designer
Andrew F. Griffin
Kim Sherman
Diane Healy, Production Stage Manager


Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Getting There

  • Capitol South (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • Union Station (Red Line)


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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