30 Apr - 4 May 2024
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V.E.T. Special Vienna’s English Theatre Academy’s
Class of 2024 presents NELL GWYNN
by Jessica Swale, with original music by Nigel Hess
VETA is the only full-time English-language acting school in Austria. Join our talented, international drama students presenting this professional theatre production as highlight of their two-year training.
Jessica Swale’s exhilarating take on the world of Restoration theatre premiered to much acclaim at Shakespeare’s Globe London in 2015 and won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2016.
It’s 1660. Charles II has thrown off the shackles of Puritanism and reignited London’s love of merriment and extravagance, including - of course - theatre. And at the playhouse Drury Lane, orange-hawker Nell Gwynn is making waves of her own. When she takes to the stage as one of the first female actors, she causes havoc in a male-dominated world, and soon comes to the attention of the King. However, her meteoric rise to fame comes with its own dangers... This delightful comedy charts the rise of theatre’s greatest rebel, a woman making her way through a man’s world with joyful cheek and charm.
“Wonderful and warm-hearted.” –The Stage
“Above all, Nell Gwynn is a love-letter to theatre itself.” –The Guardian
“Gloriously funny and touching…a right royal treat.” –Telegraph
This Vienna’s English Theatre’s Academy student production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.