Mary Celeste & The Beast Of The Bowery

Mary Celeste & The Beast Of The Bowery

There have been many theories about what happened aboard the Mary Celeste, the latest being that her cargo of neat alcohol had been stored in un-seaworthy casks which leaked vapours throughout the ship, turning the crew into walking drunks and filling them with delirium and madness. All we do know is that they were never seen again. But one small rowing boat was missing, adrift on the Adriatic, on board: a priest, a cabin boy and a woman in chains. A long night draws to a close with recriminations, accusations and revelations.


The show is 50 min and makes extensive use of soundscapes and darkness. It is a horror genre play and as such is not suitable for children and contains inferences of a sexual nature and language which some may find offensive. Not for those of a nervous disposition.


Previous awards:
Winner of the Ironclad New Creative Writing Bursary 2021
⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ ⭐Fiction Romance - Brighton Fringe 2021-
‘Hidden gem’ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Fiction Romance - Brighton Fringe 2021
⭐⭐⭐ Shadow of the Rose Edinburgh fringe 2019
⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ Edinburgh Fringe Festival Derek Award - Time Please
⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ Caliban’s Codex 2020 - Brighton Fringe -

Theatre Company Reviews:

Previous praise for Fiction Romance:

It's wonderfully richly written, covering almost a lifetime's experience of the outsider in the tale, but bursting with love and sex and anger and forgiveness. - Mark Bunyan

Fiction Romance was not just a play, it’s an emotional rollercoaster - Sacha Cooper,

Previous prais for Time Please:

Unexpected, powerful, brilliant, surprising and moving. 10/10 - Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony, Plebs)

The writing is fabulously blackly comic and timed to perfection. - Deirdre O'Halloran Soho Theatre

Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 50 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • 15



  • Wed 10th Nov 2021 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 11th Nov 2021 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 12th Nov 2021 - 7:30 pm

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