NEWS: Riverside Studios Announce Screening of Summerland

The newly reopened arts venue have announced a screening of the British World War II drama, with a live Q&A with award-winning director and writer Jessica Swale following its nationwide release on 31st July 2020. Marking the venue’s first event since lockdown, the Riverside Studios has announced that the screening and Q&A will take place Thursday 20 August beginning… Read More

NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe Announces 2017 Summer Season

The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced details of Emma Rice’s 2017 summer season titled ‘Summer of Love’.  Marking the 50th anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’ of 1967, Emma Rice’s 2017 summer season will open on the 22nd April and will include productions of Romeo and Juliet,  Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn, Twelfth Night, Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult,… Read More

REVIEW: Nell Gwynn, Apollo Theatre

Gemma Arterton sparkles in this lavish production about the woman who would become King Charles II’s mistress.  In a similar way to the hit ‘Shakespeare in Love’, Jessica Swale’s play is a celebration of the theatre and the arts, reaffirming the audience’s love for escaping into someone else’s life for a couple of hours. Set… Read More

Review Roundup… Nell Gwynn @Apollo Theatre

Jessica Swale’s play about the actress and mistress of King Charles II opened at the Apollo Theatre last night. Were critics impressed?  The Guardian: ****Michael Billington wrote: “If this one is remembered it will largely be for Arterton, who offers the most generous, and broadest, of Gwynns.” The Stage: ***** Mark Shenton said: ” Nell Gwynn… Read More

New Rehearsal Images Released for Nell Gwynn

New pictures have been released for the West End transfer of Nell Gwynn, which opens for previews at the Apollo Theatre from the 4th of February.  Following a critically acclaimed run at the Shakespeare’s Globe, Jessica Swale’s new play based on the life of one of England’s first actresses and mistress of King Charles II… Read More

Full Casting Announced for Nell Gwynn at the Apollo Theatre

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn, opening for previews at the Apollo Theatre from the 4th February.  Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the production will star Gemma Arterton in the title role with the full cast including Paige Carter, Michele Dotrice, Matthew Durkan, Michael Garner,… Read More