Marys Seacole Tickets London Theatre

Marys Seacole Tickets

Putting the concept of a biopic through a kaleidoscope

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12 April 2022  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Writer Jackie Sibblies Drury, director Nadia Latif and designer Tom Scutt were the team that brought us the memorably provocative Fairview at the Young Vic back in 2019. Now they reunite to tell the story of the 19th century Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole, whose story and achievements have often been in the shadow of Florence Nightingale. Drury’s Fairview was a brilliant dissection of perception, and the way white people see black people, and this play turns storytelling and narratives on their head (note the plural of Marys in the title) to explore how stories are made and the way we view women who are paid to care.”
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“Scene One:
Mary Seacole stands before us.
If you don’t know who she is, well,
look her the f**k up.”

Mary Seacole was the pioneering Jamaican nurse who bravely voyaged to heal soldiers in the Crimean War. She was a traveller, a hotelier and a businesswoman. She was the most impressive woman you’ve ever met.

MARYS SEACOLE is a dazzling exploration, across oceans and eras, of what it means to be a woman who is paid to care, and how, ultimately, no one is in charge of their own story.

Directed by Nadia Latif, the UK premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Jackie Sibblies Drury’s celebrated new play reunites the team behind her critically-acclaimed Fairview in 2019.

Critic reviews

Wild, brave, and absolutely riveting

· WhatsOnStage

A glorious genre-defying piece of theatre

· Theatre Weekly

Frustrating yet unflinching

· The Arts Desk


· The Stage

Fantastic lead performance by Kayla Meikle

· The Telegraph

Drury rarely sticks with the expected

· The Times

Expressive play rips up the bio-drama

· London Theatre

Kayla Meikle anchors this 100-minute play superbly

· Broadway World

Nadia Latif’s production has in Kayla Meikle an actor who burns steadily

· The Observer

A redeeming element was the strong all-female cast

· Everything Theatre

Mystifying drama

· The Guardian

A compelling and topical premise

· Evening Standard
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Fri 15 Apr - Sat 4 Jun 2022, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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