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Solihull School

Solihull School


The joyful and riotous comedy Nell Gwynn will be bringing laughs aplenty to Solihull next month.

The exhilarating take on the heady world of Restoration theatre will be performed by pupils over three nights in December.

It is set in London in 1660, when King Charles II exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy, and at Drury Lane, a young Nell is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers.

Penned by Olivier Award-winning British playwright, theatre director and screenwriter Jessica Swale, Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain's most celebrated actress and her hard-won place in the heart of the king.

But at a time when women are considered second-class citizens, can Nell’s charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court?

Head of drama, Mr Hammond, said: “Featuring 20 actors from the upper fifth to the lower sixth, a live band and a radically configured Bushell Hall auditorium, this really is a production not to be missed."

To reserve tickets for the show, which runs from Wednesday, December 4 to Friday, December 6, visit