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Priority Seating

17 Nov
  • £7
Promotional image for Priority Seating depicting multiple bus seats stacked together in a grid on a black background.

Exploring the themes of migration, travel and lost and found identity, this brand new play asks important questions about our contemporary society where social mobility between classes is only a thing of the past and migration, economic and otherwise, is considered by some as a present-day epidemic:

Who has priority? Who does not? And who decides?

Four characters are on their respective journey to a place they can finally call home, to a new destination where they can fulfil dreams and expectations, to a safe place for themselves and their loved ones.

On the train carriage where the four find themselves, however, there is only one seat available. Who will manage to occupy this seat? How will they decide who takes the seat first? And most importantly will they all arrive at their destinations?

A dark comedy, a political drama imbued of real-life situations and absurdist innuendos, this play will challenge, entertain but above all will seek to open a debate on the importance of an open and accessible society.

Recipient of Grant of the Arts in 2011, for their production of Roy William’s There is only one Wayne Lee, Lumenis Theatre Company have worked extensively with multi-cultural communities and international theatre-makers producing shows in UK, China and Singapore.  www.lumenistheatre.co.uk

Mary Mazzilli’s plays have been widely staged in London and China and she is a Lecturer in Drama and Literature at University of Essex.

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DINNER & A SHOW OFFER

Food

Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.

No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.

This show has been paired with our Primrose menu. Click here to take a look!

Mercury Studio Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury's 98-seater Studio theatre, with parking nearby at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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