Nell Gwynn

September 27 - October 21, 2018

Show Schedule:

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm

Sundays at 5:00 pm

September 27 - October 21, 2018

Synchronicity Theatre
at Peachtree Pointe
1545 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

By Jessica Swale

From her roots in Coal Yard Alley, to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, to her hard-won place in the heart of the king, Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine. At a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court?

Mature content. May not be suitable for children under 13. 

General Admission: Seniors and Students $24+ | Adults $28 +

Swanky Seats (Reserved Seating): Seniors and Students  $34+ | Adults $38+

*Senior (65+), Student, Child (12-), Theater Industry Artist, Military, Educator discounts available 

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 5 pm | Inside Scoop! Stay for a post show discussion and a free scoop of ice cream.

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 8 pm | Industry Night Theatre Industry professionals pay-what-they-can at the door.

PWYC Wednesdays (PWYC)! Every Wednesday, showgoers pay-what-they-can at the door. 

Free Drink Friday! Every Friday, each ticket holder gets a drink voucher good for any beverage of his/her choice*.

Group rates available! For groups of 10+, get a great discount. Contact Maddie Mahood to create your group experience

*Excludes opening night

Photo Credit:Jerry Siegel


Nell Gwynn - Courtney Moors

King Charles II - Rob Shaw-Smith

Charles Hart - Eugene H. Russell IV

Rose - Anastasia Wilson

Nancy - Hannah Church

John Dryden - Brandon Partrick

Lady Castlemaine/Louise - Jasmine Thomas

Edward Kynaston - Jeff Hathcoat 

Lady Catherine/Ma Gwynn - Amanda Cucher

Killigrew/Arlington - Doyle Reynolds 

Ned Spigget - J. L. Reed

Nell U/S - Maggie Birgel

Production Team

Playwright - Jessica Swale

Director - Richard Garner

Assistant Director - Emma Calabrese 

Stage Manager - Dakota Adams

Production Manager - Kellsey Hook

Facilities Manager - Lisa Green 

Assistant Stage Manager - Malcom Partridge*

Scenic Designer - Kat Conley

Lighting Designer - D. Conor McVey

Cosutme Designer - Landi McAdams

Sound Designer - Jess Wells

Properties Designer - Jillian Haughey

Design Observer Intern - Hannah Taylor*

Dramaturg - Kathy Janich 

Dialect Coach - Jan Wilkstrom

Master Carpenter - Matt Brohammer 

Master Electrician - Neil Anderson


About the Playwright: Jessica Swale

Jessica is an Olivier award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director. She trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in London and Exeter University. As a writer, Jessica’s first play Blue Stockings (Shakespeare’s Globe, 2012) won her an Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright nomination and is now on the GCSE drama syllabus. Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe, 2015) transferred to the West End starring Gemma Arterton and won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. 

Jessica is currently adapting Nell Gwynn as a feature film with Working Title. She is also writing the Horrible Histories movie for Altitude Pictures, alongside developing projects with Studio Canal and Fox Searchlight, and reuniting with Arterton for Summerland, her first directorial feature film.
Other writing for theatre includes All's Will that Ends Will (Bremen Shakespeare Company), Thomas Tallis (Wanamaker Playhouse), adaptations of Sense and Sensibility, Far from the Madding Crowd (Watermill), The Secret Garden, Stig of the Dump (Grosvenor Park, Chester) and The Jungle Book (Northampton). She is currently working on a new play, The Mission, about secret adoptions in the 1920s. 

As director, Jessica set up Red Handed Theatre Company in 2006, with whom work includes The Belle's Stratagem (Evening Standard Best Director 2012 nomination), The Busy Body, The Rivals, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Southwark Playhouse); The School for Scandal (Park Theatre) and Palace of the End (Arcola). Other credits include Fallen Angels (Salisbury Playhouse), Bedlam (Shakespeare's Globe), Winter (Theatre Newfoundland, Canada) and Sleuth, Sense and Sensibility and Far from the Madding Crowd (Watermill Theatre). Jessica is also an Associate Artist with NGO Youth Bridge Global, who use theatre as a development tool in war torn countries. She is author of a best-selling series of drama games books, published by Nick Hern Books and she is also involved in Times Up UK, actively campaigning for greater equality and diversity across theatre and film.

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