This dark historical comedy is halfway through its run at the Corpus Playrooms
After its inaugural production at the ADC Theatre back in July, Cambridge Youth Musical Theatre company is bringing the world premier of Geoff Page’s Typhoid Mary to Corpus Playrooms.
The production is a ‘darkly comic’ new chamber musical which is inspired by the true story of domestic cook and unwitting assassin Mary Mallon. Irish-born Mallon lived from 1869 to 1938 and was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever. She is presumed to have infected 51 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook.
The book, music and lyrics are all by Geoff Page, part-time composer, musical director for Cambridge Youth Musical Theatre and head of Music at Cambourne Village College. Typhoid Mary plays 5-9 January, 7.45pm. Tickets from £5.