ADC Theatre
Tue 19 - Sat 23 November
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

Nell Gwynn

Jessica Swayle

The Olivier-Award winning play by Jessica Swale brings the life of Nell Gwynn, seventeenth century actress and mistress of Charles II, to the stage. Charting this unlikely heroine’s rise from orange seller to star of the stage when women were first permitted to perform, the play follows her ensuing stardom and the chaos that ensues as she finds herself thrown into navigating a male-dominated world. Catching the attention of the king, she is left using her charm and spirit to protect herself from the dangers of the Court. Swale’s hilarious take on the historical tale mixes raunchy comedy with a strong dose of feminism, and was first performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, before transferring to the West End.


Tue 19 November at 7:45pm
Wed 20 November at 7:45pm
Thu 21 November at 7:45pm
Fri 22 November at 7:45pm
Sat 23 November at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE £9–£11, WED/THU £10–£14, FRI/SAT £11–£15

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 

This venue is wheelchair accessible. 


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19 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
20 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
21 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
22 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
23 November 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets