“The girl in this tale isn’t quite half as predictable”
Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn took the Globe by storm last autumn so it was delightful news to hear that it would transfer into the West End. Sadly, it wasn’t able to hold onto Gugu Mbatha-Raw as its leading lady (nor the riotously scene-stealing Amanda Lawrence as her lady) but in finding Gemma Arterton to take over the role, Christopher Luscombe has ensured that the production makes the journey seamlessly as she is simply stunning in the role.
My 5 star review for Official Theatre can be read here.
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (with interval)
Photos: Tristram Kenton
Booking until 30th April