Jackie Sibblies Drury’s new play is an entirely female affair, no male characters are present, implied or even speak, only the time-travelling idea of Mary, her ghostly mother, Mary’s daughter and another tri-generational white family.
What I was expecting from Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play highlighting the story of pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole was a straightforward biopic with her story being recounted maybe from the present day.
London’s Donmar Warehouse has announced its reopening season following extended closure and completion of essential building works, beginning with with Inua Ellams’ audience-led poetry event Search Party.
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize today announced 10 finalists for 2021 for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights.
In Jackie Sibblies Drury’s case, Fairview is very much tied up with the method, the form. She blows the traditional form sky high, introducing repetition, caricature and a final twist.
The Young Vic’s artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced the venue’s 2019 season which includes Marianne Elliott directinf Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, with Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke and Arinzé Kene cast as Willy, Linda and Biff Loman.