Make the most of London

 

Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre

Posted by Theatreland walks with London Guided Walks on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Under: Theatre

Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre

The story of Nell Gwynn is surrounded with intrigue. A woman who rose up the ranks quickly due to the favour of Charles II and then disappears from the history books. 

A Shakespeare’s Globe production is written by Jessica Swale is an English theatre director and writer and playwright. Nell's story was engrossing and Gemma Atherton commanded the stage. The hat joke was truly magnifique.

The set was cleverly constructed and fully utilised by the performers with having designated areas for backstage, palace and on stage. 

It is a play within a play. Some jokes were not dissimilar to Mr Foote's Other Leg e.g. King Lear the Comedy vs Othello the Comedy and hosted more pantomime drama, the role of nagging wife, over-exuberant stage actor and sneaky Barbara.

Unfortunately the script failed to sparkle, the jokes were predictable and flat and didn't live up to reviews. There were a few inaccuracies with timelines i.e. Gulliver's Kingdom was written in 1726, not during the time the play was set which led to the illusion of the theatre to be washed away.

The overall effect of the production was a fun and mad mess; just like the best parties!

Nell Gywnn is on at the Apollo Theatre until 30th April 2016

Ticket Prices: Mon – Thu: £49.50, £35, £25 (Premium £75) | Fri & Sat: £52.50, £35, £25 (Premium £75)


London Guided Walks provide West End Theatreland walking tours. Book your own private tour today, prices from £80.



For your own event or venue to be featured contact Hazel: blog@londonguidedwalks.co.uk

In : Theatre 


Tags: theatre 
 
Things to do in London (for Londoners)
Private group · 1,420 members
Join Group
We are so lucky to live in such a vibrant world city. Sometimes though, it's hard to find events off the tourist trail and experience the real Londo...
 

Tags

"online bookings' cpd 1930s a afternoon afternoon tea ages alastair animals apps architecture art awards baker barbican beasts blitz books breakfast brewery brick bridge britain british bronze age brunch burger buses cake canary carol cathedral cemetery charles cheap cheese chips chiswick chocolate christmas church city city of london clerkenwell cocktails coffee corporate covent covent garden crime cross cruise day december dickens dinner do dock dockland museum dragons eat eating eats ecommerce event events exhibition exhibitions facebook family fantastic farringdon february festival film fire for free gallery garden georgian gift great greenwich group guided half harry potter havering hoard hidden highbury hill hilton history hotel how ian ianmcd ice cream in islington italian jack jack the ripper jenny katharines kew gardens kids kidstours kings lambeth lane lights literature locations london london bridge londoners lunch market mayfair medieval middle modern moorgate murder museum museum of london docklands national gallery national history museum news night of old street oliver open pancakes panoramic parties pauls photo photography photos pizza places plumstead poetry pokemon poplar priory pub quirky rembrandt renaissance restoration ripper river rob roman scupture smartphone smith smithfields soap soho southbank southwark spitalfields squirrels st statue summer susan sydenham tate tea term thames the theatre things things to do thrifty thriftytheatre to tour tours tower travel truman tudor twelfth twist underground victorian victorian london vouchers walk walking walks war water wharf whitechapel wildlife wine winter woodland 2019

LONDON GUIDED WALKS:

LEARN MORE:

CONNECT WITH US:

USEFUL LINKS:

Site by Hazel  |  Photographs by Hazel or Ian