Drama Trip to The Donmar Theatre to see Mary Seacole
Year 10 students from the Mary Seacole House and the Year 10 GCSE Drama students went to the Donmar Theatre to see the production ‘Mary’s Seacole’ which celebrates the tremendous life and work of Mary Seacole. Crossing centuries and continents, the production examines not just the life of Britain’s second most famous nurse, but it also makes us question how Mary was perceived then and now. There is a sense we are watching Seacole in her transformations by seeing the other Mary Seacoles down the ages, from childminders to NHS nurses, whose work goes unrecognised.
Anthony Bren said “I like the cross cut of dialogue.”
Omar said “It was fascinating and confusing, particularly the part where a character gave birth to a rifle during the Crimean war symbolising the delivery of war.’