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 15 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.
‘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