A new adaptation by Robert Icke
Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It's all in the execution.
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 13 January for a limited run.
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.
An electrifying update of Schiller's royal drama
Icke's ferociously good update
Please Note: A £1.75 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the ticket cost.
Previews: 15 - 24 January 2018
Press night: 25 January 2018
Booking period: Until 31 March 2018
Running time: 3 hours 5 minutes with 15 minutes interval.
What people are saying about Mary Stuart
Rated 5 out of
History As You've Never Seen It!Fantastic evening with friends seeing this brilliant adaption of a 19th century play. Juliet Stevenson & Lia Williams were superb as Mary & Elizabeth respectively. I'm sure it would have been as equally fab had the parts been the other way around, which of course, it could have been, the parts being decided on the night! The only disappointment was the seats - Upper circle, as so much of the play took place on the front of the stage, it was difficult to see the characters some of the time.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of
Ian 71 from
Stunning theatre!To choose which actress should play which of the leading roles in front of the audience is more than novel - it is mind blowing!