UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
presents

NELL GWYNN

by Jessica Swale


directed by Adam Henderson

June 1 - 24
Thu - Sun at 8pm
(except June 10, 17 & 24 matinées only)


$12
Preview: May 31 at 8pm
Talkback: Thursday, June 7
Matinée Sundays: June 10, 17 & 24 at 2pm
(no evening performance)

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It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who’s watching. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? Playwright Jessica Swale serves up a vibrant take on life in the theatre in the 17th century.

SUMMER FESTIVAL

Three plays in Repertory

July 12 - August 18

Opening July 12
THE DARK ROAD by Ian Rankin & Mark Thomson

It’s been 25 years since Alfred Chalmers was convicted of the gruesome murder of four young women in Edinburgh. Isobel McArthur, Scotland’s first Chief Constable, was responsible for putting him behind bars, but the case has haunted her ever since. Now, with retirement approaching, McArthur decides the time has come for answers. To uncover the truth, she revisits the case and interviews Chalmers for the first time in decades.

Opening July 13
A FEW GOOD MEN by Aaron Sorkin

Based on true events that transpired at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in July 1986, A Few Good Men is a riveting courtroom drama that poses questions directly pertinent in our world today: what do we risk as a society as our reliance on the military increases? Should civilian oversight be eliminated in favour of a self-governing military that is answerable only to its own code of honour? How may we, as citizens and as a country, conduct ourselves honourably?

Opens July 14
THE BEAUTY QUEEN Of LEENANE by Martin McDonagh

Already heralded as a modern classic of Irish theatre, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, is set in the mountains of Connemara and tells the story of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last romantic relationship sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific. McDonagh's script expertly teases out dramatic ironies in a tightly twisting plot to great suspense and excruciating comic effect.

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