Presented by Rosemary Branch Theatre
The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole
Embark on an enthralling journey with Mary Seacole, one of the unsung heroines of British History.
Born in Jamaica, she grew up with a passion for travelling, a gift for healing and a profound knowledge of herbal remedies learnt from her Creole mother. Despite being turned down by The War Office, she took herself to The Crimea where she set up her unique field hospital.
Cleo Sylvestre made her first West End appearance opposite Sir Alec Guinness and was nominated Most Promising Newcomer. Sir Laurence Olivier invited her to join the National Theatre and she has enjoyed an extensive career in theatre, TV, and radio ever since. In 2001, she starred in Isaac Julien’s short film Vagabondia which was shortlisted for The Turner Prize. She is also Joint Artistic Director of the Rosemary Branch Theatre and an Ambassador for The Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal (MSMSA).
"Cleo Sylvestre creates a picture of a warm and caring woman whom you can't help but take to your heart" BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
"A superb performance from Ms Sylvestre... this charming, informative play fills us with hope and humour. A must see." REMOTEGOAT
Written and performed by Cleo Sylvestre
Directed by Judith Paris
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 20:00 to Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 20:00