A play that charts the rise of an unlikely heroine in 1660s England, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain's most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?
About the Author
Jessica Swale is a director and workshop leader and was the Associate Director at Out of Joint. She is now directing at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Jessica is the Artistic Director of Red Handed Theatre Company, works regularly with the National Theatre, and leads theatre projects in developing countries for Youth Bridge Global. She lives in South London.