Too Ready Mirror - Australian Stage Online
Too Ready MirrorAustralian Stage OnlineThe Nell Gwynne character (Jessica Tanner) didn't completely convince, mainly because it's hard to imagine this (by all accounts) resourceful and funny woman expressing herself to intimates in the static, languidly resigned drawl we hear on stage. Who ...
Posted on 19 September 2017 | 4:20 pm
Theatre review: Nell Gwynn - New Zealand
Theatre review: Nell GwynnNew Zealand HeraldUK playwright Jessica Swale uses the story of Nell Gwynn - an early actress turned royal mistress - to muse on the position of women and theatre itself (an escape from "wretched, drivel-filled lives"). Colin McColl's direction brings out much of the ...
Posted on 20 August 2017 | 10:01 am
Yes, Nell Gwynne had a good time, but life
Daily MailYes, Nell Gwynne had a good time, but life with Charles II was mostly savage - and shortDaily MailAccording to Ian Mortimer in this enthralling and detailed book, once Oliver Cromwell was out of the way and cavalier King Charles II with his spaniels, foppish chestnut wig and an eye for the curvaceous Nell Gwynn had been rapturously ushered back on ...
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 2:11 pm
Spine: 'Or,' not as in Either, at Round
DC Metro Theater Arts (press release) (blog)Spine: 'Or,' not as in Either, at Round House TheatreDC Metro Theater Arts (press release) (blog)When theatre returned, it opened its door to women: two of whom were the aforementioned novelist and playwright Aphra Behn and a leading actress of the day, Nell Gwynne (Erin Weaver). Playwright Adams builds Or, around that simple fact: fun and ...Twyford and company delight in Or, a bawdy tale of mistaken identities and royal intrigue (review)DC Theatre Sceneall 3 news articles »
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 8:48 am
Nell Gwynn – King's Theatre, Edinburgh -
The Reviews HubNell Gwynn – King's Theatre, EdinburghThe Reviews HubCelebrity is hardly a new concept. Only a few centuries ago, one of England's first actresses would help shape the very pop culture we all hate to adore. Nell Gwynn; orange merchant, turned actress, turned mistress to the King, was more than her titles.Theatre review: Nell Gwynn, King's Theatre, EdinburghHerald Scotlandall 3 news articles »
Posted on 19 April 2017 | 9:22 am
Love Your Local: The Nell Gwynne in Southsea
When the future of The Nell Gwynne looked uncertain, a team of regulars decided to band together and take action. Now the pub in Jessie Road, Southsea, is in safe hands after the community stepped in to take it over. Customers were spurred on to launch a ...
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 11:15 pm
Slightly Askew Challenges Gender Roles New
At the same time Aphra and her friends Nell Gwynne and King Charles II are part of the here and now — swearing and joking like the cast of Girls and living their lives to a hip-hop backbeat of Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah and, yes ...
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 8:06 pm
AAAAGGGHHHHH! The 6 most haunted places in
We've compiled a list of the most haunted places in North Lincolnshire. If you think we've missed any ... The Red Lion restaurant is reported to be haunted by the ghost of Nell Gwynne, the mistress of Charles II who was among the more famous visitors ...
Posted on 22 February 2015 | 3:14 pm
Vermont Stage explores gender roles in 'Or,'
Behn wrote frankly about sexuality and gender roles at a time when women weren't supposed to ... Freed from prison and back home, Behn is visited by renowned actress Nell Gwynne (Haley Rice), a self-described "fatherless daughter of a whorehouse keeper ...
Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:40 pm
Nell Gwynne Bestwood Country Park research
A descendant of Nell Gwynne has teamed up with council historians to research the past of a hunting estate where the royal mistress entertained Charles II. Bestwood Country Park, near Nottingham, is known to have been frequented by Gwynne and the king.
Posted on 2 January 2015 | 7:46 pm