Mary Stuart at the Duke of York’s Theatre starring Juliet Stevenson.
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.
Mary Stuart runs from 13 January 2018 until 31 March 2018 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
★★★★★ “Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams rule the stage. And it’s stunning” TimeOut
★★★★★ “Magnificent” Evening Standard
★★★★★ “intense and riveting” The Stage
★★★★ The Times, FT
Important NotesRunning Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
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Venue InformationDuke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
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Robert Icke’s critically acclaimed Almeida Theatre production of Mary Stuart will transfer to the West End in 2018.
Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams will reprise their roles for the limited run which begins performances on 13 January 2018 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
Icke’s adaptation of Friedrich Schiller’s explosive political tragedy (written in 1800) deals with the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth I, and centres on an imaginary meeting between them.
In an insightful twist, Stevenson and Williams play both warring queens, decided by the toss of a coin at the beginning of each performance. The Observer (★★★★★) called their performances ‘electrifying’ with the Independent (★★★★) calling the play ‘extraordinarily gripping, edge-of-your-seat’.
Following the shows West End run it will play dates in Bath, Salford and Cambridge.
Mary Stuart will run from 13 January 2018 until 31 March 2018 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.