About the showRobert Icke’s acclaimed Mary Stuart transfers to the West End, following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre. Lia Williams and Juliet Stevenson star in the play, which decides who will play the two lead roles by tossing a coin. Mary Stuart plays limited performances at the Duke of York’s Theatre from January 2018.
Originally penned by Friedrich Schiller, the political tragedy is newly adapted by Robert Icke and shows us the brutal behind the scenes of one of British history’s most pivotal moments. As Mary, Queen of Scots, awaits her death sentence, she begs for reprieve. Will her sister Queen Elizabeth I grant forgiveness, or sign away her life?
Olivier Award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson most recently appeared in Icke’s five-star production of Hamlet, with previous credits including Happy Days, The Heretic and The Seagull. Lia Williams’ credits include the BBC’s The Missing and Netflix’s The Crown, as well as an Olivier Award-nominated turn in Oresteia.
An electrifying reinvention of a classic text, the thrilling play is directed by Robert Icke (Hamlet, Oresteia, 1984) and is produced by Fiery Angel, Almeida Theatre, Gavin Kalin Productions and Howard Panter.
Mary Stuart plays limited performance at the Duke of York’s Theatre from January 13th to March 31st 2018, before embarking on a short UK tour.
Who Should See It?Those who did not catch the acclaimed production at the Almeida now have the chance to see it in the West End! A hugely interesting piece of history, this show will appeal to fans of Queen Anne, as well as Icke’s previous work, Oresteia.
Mary Stuart is recommended for those aged 12 and up.