In Restoration England, Nell Gwynne became the most famous woman alive. Our play (an extraordinary production” – Bath Echo) - Nelly – A Folk Musical – shows you why. This specially-adapted version for folk festivals features 15 new songs written by Jo Freya, Robb Johnson, Reg Meuross, Lucy Ward, Boff Whalley and Dave Wilson (Winter Wilson)
The talk of the Derby Folk Festival 2022, Nelly is “a fabulous, funny, moving story with a host of great songs and performances” (Rock’n’Reel)
Theatre is all about storytelling. Folk music is all about storytelling. And Nell Gwynne – what a story. Nelly – the orange seller who became the leading comedy actress of her day and the mistress of Charles II. And 350 years on, what’s changed? A plague. A corrupt government. A dodgy duke of York. Ahem.
Feedback from Derby Folk Festival: ”this is fantastic”; “so brilliant!”; “loved the songs, the singing (excellent voices), the acting, the jokes, the poignancy. Superb!”; “best musical I’ve seen for years”; “highly entertaining – talent abounds”.
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