Further casting has been announced for Robert Icke’s adaptation of Mary Stuart, which opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre in January. Friedrich Schiller's play enjoyed a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre in 2016. This political tragedy focuses on the complex relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart; two queens, one in power and one in prison. The previously announced Juliet Stevenson (Hamlet) and Lia Williams (Oresteia) will be reprising their roles from the Almeida Theatre season, trading the parts of the two queens decided on the night by the toss of a coin.
Sometimes the theatre calendar saves the best till last. And now straight after one of the best musicals of the year Dreamgirls finally opened in London, 35 years after its Broadway premiere, we have one of the year's best play revivals, too, with a magnificently gripping, intense production of Schiller's political thriller Mary Stuart. Originally premiered over 200 years ago, and revolving... Read more