02 Dec 2016 - 28 Jan 2017

Mary Stuart

By Friedrich Schiller | a new adaptation created by Robert Icke

Tickets
£10 - £30 (2 - 8 Dec)
£10 - £60 (from 9 Dec) 

production information

★★★★★ 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

Dates & Tickets

Evenings 7pm
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

*£60 Champagne Pol Roger Package
Top-price seat, pre-show glass of Pol Roger Brut Reserve** and souvenir programme. 
**soft drink alternative available

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Talkback 
Thurs 5 Jan
Post-show discussion with members of the Mary Stuart company. Free to same-day ticket holders. 

Supporters' Evening 
Tue 20 Dec
Pre-show talk at 6pm 

Captioned Performance 
Thurs 19 Jan 7pm

Audio Described Performances
by VocalEyes
Sat 7 Jan 1.30pm
(Touch Tour at 11.45am)

Fri 13 Jan 7pm
(Touch Tour at 5.30pm)

Islington First
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

Under 25s
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

Day Seats
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.

 

★★★★★ A RICH, MULTILAYERED, AND DEEPLY HUMAN POLITICAL THRILLER  

Time Out

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★★★★★  Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams are mighty... Electrifying 

Observer

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★★★★★ A STUNNING, GUTTING STUDY OF THE SACRIFICES OF LEADERSHIP

Mail on Sunday

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★★★★★ Stark, intense and riveting

The Stage

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★★★★ Robert Icke's lithe, vital adaptation

The Sunday Times

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★★★★ Absorbing, dense and resonant

Evening Standard

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★★★★ Nerve-shreddingly intense... Dense, gripping, theatre 

The Times

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★★★★ Stevenson and  Williams are exceptional... a remarkably satisfying achievement 

Independent

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★★★★ An edgy, tantalising thriller... gripping stuff 

Daily Mail

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★★★★ superb performances 

Daily Express

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★★★★★  lyrical tale of political intrigue and regicide

City AM

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nerve-shredding thrills

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Additional information

The running time is approximately 3 hours and 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval. 


Interactive Timeline
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? 

Tudor Branding
How did the Monarchy 'sell' the Tudor regime to the people?


Cast & Creatives

Cast
Alexander Cobb
Rudi Dharmalingam
Vincent Franklin
Joshua James
David Jonsson
John Light
Carmen Munroe
Eileen Nicholas
Daniel Rabin
Sule Rimi
Juliet Stevenson
Alan Williams 
Lia Williams

Adaptation and Di
rection Robert Icke
Set and Costume Design
Hildegard Bechtler
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

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