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Mary Stuart tickets are now available! Robert Icke's new adaptation has transferred to the Duke of York's theatre and promises to be one of the most talked about shows of the season!
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.
Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida Theatre 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 15 January for a limited run.
Book your Mary Stuart tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!
'An electrifying update of Schiller’s royal drama' The Observer
‘The last act is devastatingly fine. Magnificent.’ Evening Standard, Fiona Mountford
‘A show to lose your head and your heart to’ Time Out, Caroline McGinn
‘A richly intellectual spectacle.’ Daily Mail, Quentin Letts
‘An electrifying production’ The Observer, Susannah Clapp
Age restrictionChildren under 12 will not be admitted.
Running time3hr 5min (inc. interval)
Performance dates15 January 2018 - 31 March 2018
ContentRecommended for ages 12 and above.
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1 Mar, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Mary Stuart in 250 words
Take the story of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart. Make it relevant to a 21st Century audience. Flip a coin every night to decide who plays who. Currently at the Duke of York's theatre, Robert Icke's adaptation of Mary Stuart is fascinating, gripping, and perfectly executed by a flawless cast.
16 Feb, 2018 | By Harriet Wilson
Mary Stuart "like a contemporary political psychological thriller"
Mary Stuart is an imaginative interpretation of her and Queen Elizabeth 1’s lives using a stripped back set and contemporary 21st-century clothing. The addition of spinning a coin at the beginning heightens the tension and arguably the rivalry as no one knows whether Juliet Stevenson or Lia Williams will be Queen Elizabeth I or Mary Stuart.
7 Feb, 2018 | By Sandra Howell
Actors sharing roles is very common. They usually have an understudy or, in the case of Dreamgirls, multiple actresses sharing one demanding part, however in Mary Stuart Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams share two roles; the title character and Elizabeth I and to make matters even more complicated neither actress knows who they are playing on the night until a coin is tossed in the first few minutes of the play.
2 Feb, 2018 | By Shanine Salmon
Heads. In a snatched breath, Lia Williams casts her lot to play Elizabeth I for the evening. A coin is tossed, screens around the auditorium zoom in and the audience leans forward. Tails. Fate has spoken, the ensemble turn and bow deeply to Juliet Stevenson, and Williams is led offstage to imprisonment as the performance of Mary Stuart begins.
26 Jan, 2018 | By Laura Franek