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Thu, 22 Jun


The Dixie Grammar School


A folk musical.

Time & Location

22 Jun 2023, 20:00

The Dixie Grammar School, Market Pl, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13 0LE, UK

About The Event

This event is organised by Market Bosworth Society, to whom all enquiries should be addressed.

Do The Write Thing presents: NELLY

In Restoration England, Nell Gwynne became the most famous woman alive.

Our play which might have been sub-titled “Carry On Up the Restoration!” tries to show you why.

Funny. Sad. Belting songs.

Theatre is all about storytelling. Folk music is all about storytelling. And Nell Gwynne – what a story. Born into poverty (her mum ran a brothel and her dad died in a debtors’ gaol) the young Nelly was a cinder girl, a fish hawker, an orange seller but became the leading comedy actress of her day.

She is perhaps best known to history as the mistress of Charles II. But is really known to us because she was funny. Samuel Pepys called her “pretty witty Nell”. Playwrights, poets and politicians – the sharpest minds courted her and were part of her “merry gang”.

We’ve songs written by Jo Freya, Robb Johnson, Reg Meuross, Lucy Ward, Boff Whalley and Dave Wilson (Winter Wilson).

And 350 years on, what’s changed? A plague. A corrupt government. A dodgy duke of York.


  • Doors open 7pm, curtain up at 8pm.
  • Suitable for 12 years and over
  • Tickets available HERE ONLINE. Strictly no admittance on the door

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