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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.
About the Author
Robert Icke is a writer and director. He is currently Associate Director of the Almeida, where his work includes adapting and directing the multi-award-winning Oresteia and Uncle Vanya.
"Schiller’s play has been stripped back, rewired. Icke’s adaptation is sculptural, rich and incisive. " ★★★★★ —The Guardian
"Icke has crafted a rich, multilayered, and deeply human political thriller." ★★★★★ —Time Out London