Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It’s all in the execution.
Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke’s new adaptation of Mary Stuart transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End from Saturday 13 January for a limited run. The production will then visit Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 4 – Saturday 14 April, Salford Lowry from Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 April and Cambridge Arts Theatre from Monday 23 – Saturday 28 April 2018.
Schiller’s political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of some of British history’s most crucial days.
Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson (Hamlet) and Lia Williams (Oresteia)
trade the play’s central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.
Mary Stuart plays at Duke of York’s Theatre 13 January – 31 March 2018