By Friedrich Schiller | a new adaptation created by Robert Icke
£10 - £30 (2 - 8 Dec)
£10 - £60 (from 9 Dec)
★★★★★ Time Out, Observer, Mail on Sunday, The Stage
★★★★ Sunday Times, The Times, Independent, Evening Standard, Daily Mail
Two queens. One in power. One in prison.
It's all in the execution.
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 (Duet for One) and Lia Williams (Oresteia) trade the play's central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.
Photographed by Miles Aldridge, Production by Lucy Watson Productions, Set Design by Vincent Olivier @ Magnet, Styling by Nicholas Royal, Hair by Joseph Pujalte @ Art List Paris, Make up by Janeen Witherspoon, Nails by Ami Streets @ LMC Worldwide. Special thanks to Spring Studios and Sola Lighting
Production photography by Manuel Harlan
Rehearsal photography by Miles Aldridge
There is currently limited availability. Try for Day Seats from 11am each morning, or Returns each evening at the theatre before the performance. For more information click here. Call Box Office on 020 7359 4404 for up to date information on tickets.
Wed matinees 1.30pm 14, 21, 28 Dec & 4, 11, 18 Jan
Fri matinee 1.30pm 30 Dec
Sat matinees 1.30pm from 17 Dec
Previews Fri 2 - Wed 14 Dec
Press Night Thurs 15 Dec
2 - 8 Dec £10, £18, £22, £26, £30
9, 10, 19 - 23 Dec, 3 - 14 Jan, 24 - 28 Jan £10, £18, £24, £30, £38
27 - 31 Dec, 16 - 21 Jan, 28 Jan £10, £20, £34, £48
Thurs 5 Jan
Post-show discussion with members of the Mary Stuart company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Tue 20 Dec
Pre-show talk at 6pm
Thurs 19 Jan 7pm
Audio Described Performances
Sat 7 Jan 1.30pm
(Touch Tour at 11.45am)
Fri 13 Jan 7pm
(Touch Tour at 5.30pm)
Fri 2 Dec - Sat 17 Dec
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £23 for the opening performances* of each production
Mon 5, Mon 12, Mon 19 Dec, Tues 24 Jan
£5 performances for Under 25s. Proof of age ID will be required on collecting the tickets. Tickets are limited to two per person and subject to availability. Enter the promo code maryu25 before selcting your seats.
*Subject to availability
A small number of tickets will be released every morning at 11am for that day's performance. For more information click here.
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Theatre includes: Red Velvet (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company); The Seagull (Headlong);The Magistrate (National Theatre); Goodbye To All That (Royal Court Theatre); The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Rash Dash/Royal & Derngate); Wasted (Paines Plough).
Television includes: Indian Summers; The Mimic; Ripper Street; Mr Selfridge; Call The Midwife; Doctors; Parade’s End.
Film includes: A Storm in the Stars; Whitehawk.
★★★★★ Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams are mighty... Electrifying
★★★★★ A STUNNING, GUTTING STUDY OF THE SACRIFICES OF LEADERSHIP
Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ Stark, intense and riveting
★★★★ Robert Icke's lithe, vital adaptation
The Sunday Times
★★★★ Absorbing, dense and resonant
★★★★ Nerve-shreddingly intense... Dense, gripping, theatre
★★★★ Stevenson and Williams are exceptional... a remarkably satisfying achievement
★★★★ An edgy, tantalising thriller... gripping stuff
★★★★ superb performances
★★★★★ lyrical tale of political intrigue and regicide
The running time is approximately 3 hours and 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval.
Examine the historical events leading up to Mary Stuart that inspired Schiller's play.
An Historic Meeting
In 1562 Elizabeth and Mary were to finally meet face-to-face. What went wrong?
How did the Monarchy 'sell' the Tudor regime to the people?
Adaptation and Direction Robert Icke
Set and Costume Design
Composition Laura Marling
Lighting Jackie Shemesh
Sound Paul Arditti
Video Tim Reid
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Associate Director Daniel Raggett
Resident Direction Ilinca Radulian
Costume Supervision Anna Josephs