Play directory : The Grace of Mary Traverse

Welcome to The Mandy Network Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Timberlake Wertenbaker
  • Written
    1985
  • Setting
    18th-century London
  • Overview
    Mary is the privileged daughter of a London merchant, desperate for a life outside of her closed existence. At a loss, without skills, she falls under the guidance of Mrs Temptwell, an angry servant, and delves into the world of prostitution. She encounters characters along the way in bars and taverns, eventually having a sexual encounter with her own father, to whom Mary is unrecognisable. The play mixes comedy with brutal drama as we follow Mary's journey.