by Friedrich Schiller
adaptation created by Robert Icke
Almeida West End at the Duke of York's Theatre, London. January 15, 2018-March 31, 2018. Touring April 4, 2018 - April 28.
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 for a limited run.
Schiller's political tragedy takes us behind he 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.
★★★★★ Time Out, Observer, Mail on Sunday, The Stage