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Cast revealed for Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole at Donmar Warehouse

Kayla Meikle in MARYS SEACOLE. Directed by Nadia Latif 3
Kayla Meikle in MARYS SEACOLE. Directed by Nadia Latif. Photo by Marc Brenner

Full casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Marys Seacole.

The piece will run at the London venue from 15 April to 4 June, with an official opening night on 21 April.

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Nadia Latif will direct Déja J. Bowens (Mamie), Llewella Gideon (Duppy Mary), Kayla Meikle (Mary), Esther Smith (Miriam), Olivia Williams (May), and Susan Wooldridge (Merry).

The creative team is completed by designer Tom Scutt, lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun, sound designer and composer Xana, movement director Theo TJ Lowe, fight director Kev McCurdy, voice & dialect coach Hazel Holder and casting director Anna Cooper CDG.

The company in MARYS SEACOLE. Directed by Nadia Latif. Photo Marc Brenner
The company in MARYS SEACOLE. Directed by Nadia Latif. Photo Marc Brenner

“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.

Putting the concept of a biopic through a kaleidoscope, 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.

Esther Smith, Deja Bowens and Kayla Meikle in in MARYS SEACOLE. Directed by Nadia Latif. Photo Marc Brenner
Esther Smith, Deja Bowens and Kayla Meikle in in MARYS SEACOLE. Directed by Nadia Latif. Photo Marc Brenner

For more information and tickets, visit donmarwarehouse.com


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