Marys Seacole

Author(s): Jackie Sibblies Drury

Marys Seacole

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.

Putting the concept of a biopic through a kaleidoscope, Marys Seacole is an 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 première of Pulitzer Prize-winner Jackie Sibblies Drury’s new play reunites the team behind her critically-acclaimed Fairview in 2019.

Performances

Donmar Warehouse, London