Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Tuesday 2nd October-Sunday 2nd December 2018
The Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy, which took audiences by storm in its Shakespeare’s Globe London debut, has its Wakefield premiere in the Wakefield Village Hall in late November.
Be transported to the flamboyant world of seventeenth-century London, dripping with decadent excess and bawdy amusements. Her quick wit and exceptional beauty propel the winsome Nell Gwynn (Lydia Dunne) from selling oranges on the streets of London’s burgeoning theatre district to performing on its stages. Nell captures the hearts of her audiences—and England’s King Charles II (Scott Frater). Thrust into the royal spotlight, the king’s mistress is dealt a new role as the nation’s sweetheart in this joyous song- and dance-filled romantic comedy.
Wakefield Country Player’s show of Nell Gwynn is being directed by Nelson’s well known and respected thespian, Hugh Neill. He is directing a cast of 19, including local talent, Jen Amosa, Peter Verstappen (director of 2017’s Joyful and Triumphant) and Jo Robinson.
There are five shows scheduled;
The shows on 23rd, 24th, 30th November and 1st December are ‘Picnic shows’, where patrons bring their own food, drink, crockery and utensils, then banquet together prior to the show. Doors open at 6.30 pm and curtains raised at 7
November 23–24, 28, 30
23rd, 24th, 28th and 30th November. 1st December.
Tapawera / Wakefield
Wakefield Village Hall
10 Whitby Way, Wakefield
$20 adult, $10 18 years and under
Show most suited to audiences aged 14 and older
Tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org ph. 541 8869.