“They’ve never seen anything like it…”
A humble orange seller from the streets of Drury Lane steps onto the stage and becomes the darling of the Restoration theater. Nell discovers one of her biggest fans is none other than Charles II. Smitten with Nell’s spirit, the king brings her to court as a favorite mistress. Commissioned by Shakespeare's Globe, this sparkling portrait of a rare woman earned accolades in London and makes its East Coast premiere at the Folger.
An Olivier Award-winner for Best New Comedy has been hailed as "gloriously funny and touching" (Telegraph) and “an absolute treat” (The Times).