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Nell Gwynn - Dolphin Theatre

16 Nov 2018 to 8 Dec 2018
8pm Tue-Sat, 2pm/4pm Sun
An historical comedy that will have you laughing in your seats!
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$28 Adults, $24 Seniors, $16 Students
Dolphin Theatre
12 Spring Street, Onehunga


by Jessica Swale

Directed by Syd Mannion
16 Nov–8 Dec

The play opens in a 1660s playhouse in Drury Lane, London, where Nell Gwynn is an ‘orange hawker’ whose wit and beauty soon get her noticed. She becomes an actress, causing merry havoc in a traditionally male world, and wins the heart of King Charles II. Can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the Court? First performed in 2015 at The Globe, London.

“This is a right royal treat. Go.”  
The Telegraph

“Jessica Swale has written a glorious celebration of theatrical life.”   
London Theatre.co.uk

Written by

Dolphin Theatre

4 Oct 2018

Dolphin Theatre began as The Onehunga Repertory Players in 1961. Mrs Veronica Dow, an actress and producer who had been active in English repertory theatre, was invited by the Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Leo Manning, to form a local drama group.