Macready! Dickens' Theatrical Friend

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This compelling show - written and performed by Mark Stratford - tells the story of the great Victorian actor-manager, Macready - the man to whom Charles Dickens dedicated Nicholas Nickleby.

A must for drama fans, this remarkable true tale captures the sheer joy, graft, and tribulations (!) of a life lived in theatre.

With passion, humour, emotion, and an array of characters, Stratford takes us on a journey through the fascinating world of Victorian theatre and the extraordinary, yet conflicted life of Macready, from his first tentative steps on stage in a tatty country theatre to his final ever performance at the mighty Drury Lane!


A fascinating and insightful production.

- LondonTheatre1, ★★★★

Stratford’s remarkable ability to tell Macready's story and create characters brings it all to life

- Broadway Baby, ★★★★

A fascinating show which brings Macready to life.

- ReviewsGate, ★★★★

Company: Stratford Productions


Genre: Theatre

Duration: 80 mins

Venues: Rotunda Theatre Brighton: Squeak

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

Age suitability:
12+ (Guideline)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.

Content Warnings:

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Standard: £10

Conc: £8

Standard: £10

Conc: £8


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