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PRETTY, WITTY NELL®

Rogue Shakespeare's 5★ award-nominated one-woman verse tragicomedy about Nell Gwynne - famous actress, prostitute & mistress of King Charles II

Suitable for Age 12 +

An original one-woman tragicomic history, written entirely in rhyming iambic verse, PRETTY, WITTY NELL tells the true story of Nell Gwynne, the famous actress/prostitute, and mistress of the wild British monarch, King Charles II.


Nominated for the Hollywood Fringe International Award 2019


Pretty, Witty Nell® is Ryan J-W Smith’s 7th verse play. It was premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2019, where it received nothing but glowing reviews from critics and audience members alike; and was nominated for the coveted Hollywood Fringe International Award, which Smith/Rogue Shakespeare® have won twice previously in 2015 & 2016.


In 2023, Hannah Attfield took over the role from Melanie Johnson. Hannah was born in England and trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Directed by Smith, Hannah performed the role to glowing reviews in the London/UK premiere. The show then toured to Eastbourne and Theater Row on 42nd St. in New York.

REVIEWS


★★★★★ Pink Prince Theatre 

“Smith‘s writing is exquisite... Simply put this play is a work of genius. Genius writing, genius direction and genius acting.”


★★★★ London Pub Theatres Magazine 

“This is impressive – there is a lot of pleasure to be had in this kind of pastiche”


★★★★ First Night Magazine 

“Reenacted intricately and with flair By this gentle wench, who knows the affair”


Broadway World 

“A standout solo show - perfect!”


Mark Aspen Reviews 

“Engrossing from start to finish... worthy of tremendous praise... I can only marvel at Smith’s craft”


The Family Stage 

“Hannah Attfield perfectly plays our Nell. It's modern, enjoyable Shakespeare; with comedy and tragedy - the lot!”


Twickenham and Richmond Tribune 

"Pretty Witty Nell is a truly memorable production, a triumph.”

GENRE

Theatre, tragicomic history

TICKETS: £12.50/£10.50

Family Ticket - £36

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DATES AND TIMES

Fri 10 May @ 6pm

Sat 11 May @ 6pm

Sun 19 May @ 6pm

Thur 30 May @ 6pm

Fri 31 May @ 6pm

Sat 01 June @ 6pm

RUNNING TIME: 55min

LOCATION

BUBBLE @

The Rotunda Theatre

Regency Square

Brighton

BN1 2FG

CREATIVES

Written, directed and produced by Ryan J-W Smith

CAST: Hannah Attfield

PRESENTED BY

Rogue Shakespeare®

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