This play by Jessica Swale explores
the life of Nell Gwynn, an eminent Restoration actress and mistress
to King Charles II. With the Restoration period as its backdrop – which saw
theatres reopening after an almost-two-decade-long ban in England and women
were allowed to act on stage for the first time – the play delivers humour and
a feminist perspective.
24 to 29, 2020
What You Can
Krista Jackson is a director, dramaturge and the artistic
director of zone41 theatre based in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 land. Directing
credits include: Dancing at Lughnasa (The Shaw Festival – Wall
Street Journal’s 2017 Best Revival of a Modern Play); Fly Me to the
Moon, The Lion in Winter (The Grand Theatre). Numerous
productions with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre including: A Doll’s
House, Part 2 (with Mirvish), a new adaptation of Sense and
Sensibility, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, The Seagull and Private
Lives. As Associate Director: All My Sons (Stratford
Festival). For zone41 she has premiered Awaken, The Miser
of Middlegate, as well as new adaptations of Three Sisters and
commissioned a rock opera of Richard the 2nd.
Upcoming: Liars at a Funeral (Blyth
Festival) and Perfect Wedding (Thousand Islands Playhouse).
Krista is also developing an adaptation of The Diviners with Vern
Thiessen for Royal MTC. She holds the 2015 Stratford Festival Jean
Gascon Guthrie Award and the 2013 Gina Wilkinson Prize.