“Gloriously funny and touching bio-drama.” - Telegraph
An orange seller from the streets of Drury Lane steps onto the stage and becomes the darling of the Restoration theater. Nell discovers one of her biggest fans is none other than Charles II. Smitten with Nell’s spirit, the king brings her to court as a favorite mistress. Commissioned by Shakespeare's Globe, this sparkling portrait of a rare woman earned accolades in London, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. This heart-warming and hilarious look at an amazing woman of her—or any—age is “an absolute treat” (The Times).
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Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the following sponsors.
Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Roger and Robin Millay
Neal T. Turtell
Scott and Liz Vance
Denise Gwyn Ferguson
Louis and Bonnie Cohen
Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George
This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.