Nell Gwynn A Virtual Tale Of Intrigue

Photos shot for Purdue Theatre by Melodie Yvonne

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA (Dress Rehearsal – February 17, 2021) – Purdue Theatre’s production of Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale and directed by William W. Lewis is a highly intriguing story expertly performed by an extraordinary cast. Show will livestream February 19 from the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, and follow with multiple Digital Performances through February 21, 2021. The following excerpt is courtesy of Purdue Theatre’s official website:

“It’s 1660 in England — and the Restoration of King Charles II has brought theatre booming back to life. Stages across London are bursting with all things bawdy, extravagant, and sexy — including the young Nell Gwynn. From a Coal Yard Alley prostitute, to Drury Lane orange seller, to London’s brightest stage star (and one of its first actresses), Nell’s unapologetic humor and fiery spirit win her a place in the hearts of the King and the English public. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2016, we hope Nell Gwynn will bring the stages of the Purdue University Department of Theatre roaring back to life — both in our theatres and livestreamed to you!”


February 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Livestream
February 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Digital Performance
February 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm – Digital Performance

Visitors can purchase tickets online at Tickets may also be purchased at all campus box offices or by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

Check out the photo highlight gallery from the phenomenal show below