Images have been released giving a glimpse of Laura Puitt-Pulford in rehearsals for English Touring Theatre's tour of Nell Gwynn.

Directed by Christopher Luscombe, Pitt-Pulford takes on the titular role of Jessica Swale's play. Gemma Arterton played the role in the West End transfer of the Shakespeare's Globe production last year.

The production will also feature Esh Alladi (Edward Kynaston), Nicholas Bishop (John Dryden), Pandora Clifford (Lady Castlemaine/Louise de Keroualle), Thea Collings (ensemble), Michael Cochrane (Lord Arlington), Phillipa Flynn (ensemble), Clive Hayward (Thomas Killigrew), Jack Helsby (ensemble), Joanne Howarth (Queen Catherine/Old Ma Gwynn), Pepter Lunkuse (Rose Gwynn), George Jennings (Ned Spigget), Sam Marks (Charles Hart), Ben Righton (Charles II), Mossie Smith (Nancy) and Leon Stewart (ensemble).

The production will open at the Lowry in Salford before touring Theatre Royal Brighton, Malvern Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Hall for Cornwall, The Grand Blackpool, Edinburgh King's Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath. It will then return to the Globe for a two week run form 2 May.

Nell Gwynn will open at The Lowry, Salford on 1 March before touring.