Bloody Mary: LIVE! by Part Of The Main 

Wednesday 27th March 8pm - 9pm 

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She's bloody. She's Mary. She's LIVE! Teen Queen Mary Tudor takes to the mic to rehab her so-called "bloody" image in a gleefully vicious stand-up special. 

Mary tackles the drama every #queenager deals with: divorced parents, sibling rivalry and religious purges (...oops).

Join Mary's court for a night of historical revisionism and bloody good comedy. OffFest nominated and shortlisted for the Les Enfants Terribles Award, as well as named a top show to see by The Guardian for EdFringe 2022 and by The Evening Standard for VAULT Festival 2023, 'Bloody Mary: Live!' is a smart, irreverent blend of stand-up comedy and a one-woman show written and performed by Olivia Miller

"Olivia Miller dazzles in this tart and punky solo show." THE GUARDIAN

"What a brilliant one-woman show!... Olivia does a fantastic job of getting across how it was being a young woman in the 1500’s. She manages to compare her life with what’s happening in the world today in a way that is captivating, emotional and hilarious." ELEMENTARY WHATSON

"Olivia Miller, as researcher, writer and brilliant performer does a neat PR job from the 1530s...As a performer, Olivia Miller is brilliant. She drags us through an emotional repertoire from tears to mirth and back again." ★★★★★ BEHIND THE ARRAS

“Bloody Mary Live! is an entertaining evening of performance. You learn a bit of history, have a few unexpected laughs and form an alliance with a dead murderous Queen! What more could you ask for?" ★★★★★ WEST END BEST FRIEND

"Miller gives us a punky, spiky teen queen in waiting... This is unquestionably stand up but also an awesome feminist (if that were a thing in Tudor times) insight into a little slice of English history at the same time. Grab a beer, a handful of friends and hold on tight." ★★★★ THE WEE REVIEW

"Miller has created something completely unexpected. Challenging male narratives about one of history’s bloodiest figures, in this show, Miller gives Mary Tudor a second life and second chance." ★★★★ BROADWAY BABY

“It’s also bloody good fun, and well-paced. My cheeks hurt from smiling.I’ve never seen a historical figure portrayed as a stand-up character before. The production is heading on tour shortly around the UK and I can strongly recommend it to anyone looking for something innovative, creative, and impactful, not to mention very funny.” ★★★★ ALL THAT DAZZLES

“Bloody Mary: Live! is a joy to watch. The influence of Six is clear as day from looks to sass, but Miller is unapologetic about it - a trend that continues throughout the hour-long piece. Giving a historical figure the Hamilton treatment isn't new, but it's a gift that keeps on giving. "I refuse to be small" Mary says. And, by God, Miller is anything but.” ★★★★ BROADWAY WORLD

“Miller maintains an effervescent energy throughout, clearly at ease in coaxing audiences into play and riffing off the mad variety of their responses. And Olivia Munk’s direction keeps things taut as the gobby teenager we first meet gradually transforms into a (still gobby) queen and the shadows that accompanied many of those earlier laughs solidify into something much more menacing.” THERE OUGHT TO BE CLOWNS

“Miller has done her homework and wants to present complexity. As well as tackling that bloody reputation, there’s a feminist perspective, highlighting that Mary’s romantic life was not her own and bringing out lots of details that kids would call icky…The line between teenage dirtbag and young psychopath blurs to dramatic effect. Laughs stop and start suddenly. Miller manages to create a chill in the air and that is to her credit.” ONCE A WEEK THEATRE

“With plenty of audience interactions and punchlines that hit with full force, it’s a hilarious show bringing a new context and fresh view of the queen with the bloodiest image. Sharp and clever, and extremely entertaining, I absolutely loved this show!” ★★★★ SHINY LIFE 


Writer & Performer - Olivia Miller

Director - Olivia Munk

About this performance 

Age guidance: 14+

Content warning: This performance strong language and mature themes, there may be some audience participation

Duration: This performance is 60 minutes long. 

Interval: This performance does not have an interval.

Pre/Post show activity: This performance does not have any pre/post show activity.  

Tickets: Tickets cost £13 concessions, £15 standard and are available to purchase through Eventbrite. 


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Find out more about Part of the Main

Part of the Main is a theatre company that champions new writing, emerging artists, and gender equality. We’re passionate about new work that's political, provocative, and accessible, and offer continuing professional development opportunities for freelance artists. POTM is a Pleasance London Associate Company 2022-2024, and formerly a Resident Company of the Drayton Arms Theatre 2018-2019. In 2022 we were awarded the VAULT Festival Excellence in Accessibility Award for our commitment to audience and artist access. 

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