Mary Stuart
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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.


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JULIET STEVENSON AND LIA WILLIAMS STAR IN MARY STUART (24 JUNE 2017)

All hail the queens. 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. Tickets are now on sale. The production will then visit Bath, Salford and Cambridge.

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.

Juliet Stevenson has worked extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Royal Court, winning an Olivier award for her performance in Death and The Maiden in 1991. Most recent theatre credits include starring roles in Mary Stuart and Hamlet (both directed by Robert Icke, the latter currently playing in the West End) and of course Beckett's Happy Days at The Young Vic. Her films include Truly, Madly, Deeply, Bend it Like Beckham, When Did You Last See Your Father, Being Julia, Pierrepoint, Mona Lisa Smile and Diana and Departure. Recent television work includes starring roles in One of Us for BBC1 and Sky Living's supernatural thriller The Enfield Haunting, as well as playing series regulars on two series of Atlantis and The Village.

Lia Williams most recently appeared in the Almeida's productions of Mary Stuart and Oresteia (Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress) as well as Harold Pinter's Celebration. Other theatre credits include The Revengers' Comedies in the West End, Old Times in the West End, and both Arcadia and Skylight on Broadway, at the National Theatre and in the West End. Her television credits include Strike: Silkworm, The Missing, The Crown, Secret State, Doc Martin, May 33rd (BAFTA nomination for Best Actress), The Russian Bride, Imogen's Face, A Shot Through the Heart, Flowers of the Forest, Seaforth and Mr Wroe's Virgins. Film includes The Foreigner, Jonathan Toomey, The King is Alive, Different for Girls, The Fifth Province, Firelight, Dirty Weekend and La Suite Blanche-Neige.









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Type of production: Play

Opened: 13 January 2018

Booking until: 31 March 2018

Running time: 3 Hours 5 Mins

Prices: £13.00 - £123.00

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