Pretty, Witty Nell

Starring Hannah Attfield

September 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

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Multi award-winning British verse playwright/director, Ryan J-W Smith, and Tony-nominated producer, Bradley R. Bernstein, join forces as the internationally acclaimed theatre company, Rogue Shakespeare®, to present the NY premiere of Smith’s latest (7th) verse play – the award-nominated, PRETTY, WITTY NELL, starring Hannah Attfield.

An original one-woman tragicomic history, written in rhyming iambic verse, PRETTY, WITTY NELL tells the true story of Nell Gwynne, the famous actress/prostitute, and mistress of the wild British monarch, King Charles II.

In the introduction to his new book of plays, ‘Rogue Shakespeare®: 3 plays’, Smith says he wrote the show as a celebration of Nell, and women on the stage. The world premiere took place in Hollywood, June 2019, where it delighted audiences and reviewers alike:

“A standout solo show – perfect!” – Broadway World

PRETTY, WITTY NELL was also nominated for the Hollywood Fringe International Award – an award which Smith previously won twice in 2015 & 2016. No stranger to awards, Smith’s previous accolades include: two-time Encore Producers’ Award Winner; Hollywood Fringe Comedy Award Nomination; Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award Nomination; Gandhi Foundation Award Recipient; Observer Producer of the Year Award; three-time Arts Council England Award Recipient, and countless professional 4 and 5-star reviews.

Writer/Director/Producer: Ryan J-W Smith

Producer: Bradley R. Bernstein

Running Time: 50 minutes

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Tragedy, Storytelling, Poetry, Classic