A DRAMA group is set to stage its final play of the season at the Rose Theatre in Kidderminster. 

Nell Gywnn, the play by Jessica Swale, will be performed by the Nonentities Society from Monday, June 12 to Saturday, June 17. 

It's set in 1660 when King Charles II ascended to the English throne and restored theatre and performance following the Puritanical reign of Oliver Cromwell. 

He lives a hedonistic lifestyle, with a love of all things flamboyant and extravagant. 
At the playhouse in Drury Lane, orange-hawker, Nell Gwynn, is making waves of her own. When she takes to the stage as one of the first female actors, she causes bawdy havoc in a male dominated world and soon comes to the attention of the King.
Rising from her roots in the slums, she becomes the nation’s most celebrated actress and, infamously, the favourite mistress of the King. 

However, her meteoric rise to fame comes with its own dangers.

The production features Hannah Tolley in the lead role of Nell. She has been a member of the Nonentities for several years and has played a variety of characters from the wicked witch of the west in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to Lesley in ‘Her Big Chance’ one of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads; most recently she played Brenda in ‘Going Straight’. 

Tickets can be bought by visiting or calling the Box Office on weekdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

People can also call 01562 743745 or visit the website www.rosetheatre.co.uk.