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Marys Seacole Tickets

Marys Seacole Tickets

London
15 Apr 2022 - 4 Jun 2022

Marys Seacole Information

You may know of Mary Seacole through school history lessons, historical documentaries or by visiting museums. But there is more to Mary Seacole than the stories passed down through generations and what meets the eye. Discover more about the pioneering Jamaican businesswoman and Crimean war nurse in Marys Seacole at the Donmar Warehouse. Marys Seacole tickets are available now on London Theatre.

As expected, the Marys Seacole play follows the titular character throughout her life. Wherever Seacole finds herself, she’s always caring for others, whether it be by her own volition or she’s paid to do so. She works in a nursing home, she serves as a nurse during the Crimean War — Seacole really does it all. But by the end of her life, Seacole still doesn’t have the ability to care for one thing, her own story.

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Marys Seacole play premiered in New York in 2019. The Pulitzer-winning playwright's previous works include Fairview, Really and Social Creatures. In a Marys Seacole review for New York Theatre Guide, the critic said: There is more than one Mary Seacole to meet the eye in Marys Seacole - an extraordinary celebration of a play. This is the style of the play and the lasting echo that follows you out the door.”

Mary Seacole’s life is honoured in London through the Mary Seacole Trust, a group that sets out to promote Mary Seacole as a source of inspiration for a diverse and inclusive society. There’s even a statue of Mary Seacole in London, located at St Thomas’ Hospital — and it’s the first statue dedicated to a Black woman in the United Kingdom.

Marys Seacoles London performances are at the Donmar Warehouse. The Donmar Warehouse typically houses works previously seen in New York: upcoming shows include A Doll’s House - Part 2 and The Band’s Visit.

Tickets to Marys Seacole are available now. Book your Marys Seacole tickets on London Theatre.

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Run time

100 mins, no interval

Opening date

April 15th, 2022

Closing date

June 4th, 2022

Venue

Donmar Warehouse

Age

Age Recommendation 14+

Cast and creative

By: Jackie Sibblies Drury
Songs by: Xana
Director: Nadia Latif
Cast list: Déja J. Bowens, Llewella Gideon, Kayla Meikle, Esther Smith, Olivia Williams and Susan Wooldridge
Design: Tom Scutt
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Xana

Our review

There is your standard bio-drama, and then there is Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Marys Seacole. This time-travelling, shape-shifting, intermittently dazzling tribute to the 19th-century British-Jamaican nurse also crashes into the present day, closing the gap between different wars in Ukraine, between the experience of carers, of working mothers, and of Black women. British audiences were first introduced to the experimental American playwright when her Pulitzer Prize-winning Fairview ran at the...

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