Turner Contemporary in Margate

The first queer production of critically-acclaimed Sea Wall will premiere at the Turner Contemporary in collaboration with Margate Pride this August.

Written by Olivier and Tony award winning Simon Stephens’, Sea Wall is being brought to life by a female-led creative  team for one performance only.

Set against Britain’s beloved coastline, Sea Wall is a story of  grief, faith, hope and queer love. Audiences will be able to experience this deeply moving  monologue as the sun sets on Margate Pride and Alex’s story begins. 

Performed by multi-award nominated artist Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe and directed by Sophie Drake, this heart breaking play is reimagined for the first time as a queer production.

This unforgettable piece tells the story of Alex, devoted wife to Helen and Mum to Lucy, as she navigates life after a devastating loss. 

Playwright Simon Stephens comments: ‘Of all my plays Sea Wall is closest to my heart and to my  life. This is a production that treats my play with real care and love. It means a great deal to see  it given life in such a stunning environment.’ 

Originally performed by Andrew Scott in 2008, this new production of Sea Wall is reimagined as a female experience and makes space  for queer-driven narratives. This exciting new production is startling, honest, raw and powerful.

Sea Wall is coming to Margate on Wednesday 10th August 2022 at Foyle Room, Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG 


Tickets and more information

Turner Contemporary is located in Margate on the North  Kent Coast in the South East of England.

Margate is a 90-minute drive or train journey from Central London. 

Running Time 35 minutes (no interval) 

Times 8.10pm  

Ticket Link https://outsavvy.com/event/9705/moved-queer-film-is a-portal-launch-event-at-turner-contemporary 

Age Guidance 14+ 

By Ed

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