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.
Wild, brave, and absolutely riveting
A glorious genre-defying piece of theatre
Frustrating yet unflinching
Fantastic lead performance by Kayla Meikle
Drury rarely sticks with the expected
Expressive play rips up the bio-drama
Kayla Meikle anchors this 100-minute play superbly
Nadia Latif’s production has in Kayla Meikle an actor who burns steadily
A redeeming element was the strong all-female cast
A compelling and topical premise