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Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart

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Duke of York's Theatre, London
Mary Stuart
Duke of York's Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre in December 2016 - January 2017, Robert Icke's new adaptation of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart has transferred to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre from January 2018 and will later embark on a UK tour.

Schiller's political tragedy explores the backstage goings-on of some of the most crucial days in British history, both politically and Royally. Focusing on Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, one in power, one in prison, Schiller's play uncovers the reality that getting ahead is all in the execution.

Reprising their roles from the Almeida Theatre, Juliet Stevenson (Hamlet) and Lia Williams (Oresteia) trade the play's central roles, deciding who steps into who's shoes by a coin toss at each performance.

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.

Previews from |
13th January 2018
Opening date |
25th January 2018
Booking from |
31st March 2018
Available until |
31st March 2018
Run time |
3 hours 5 minutes
Categories |
Friedrich Schiller, adapted by Robert Icke
Almeida Theatre
Robert Icke
Jackie Shemesh
Paul Arditti
Hildegard Bechtler
Cast list:
Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams will share the central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin. They will be joined by Alexander Cobb, Rudi Dharmalingam, Vincent Franklin, David Jonsson, John Light, Carmen Munroe, Eileen Nicholas, Daniel Rabin, Sule Rimi and Alan Williams.
Other info:
Original music by Laura Marling Video by Tim Reid

Duke of York's Theatre Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Customer reviews

Our Review of Mary Stuart


North London's Almeida Theatre has become the centre of theatrical gravity, in every sense, in town. Hot on the heels of its West End transfer of James Graham's Ink, now Robert Icke's taut, grippingly urgent production of Schiller's Mary Stuart follows it into the same Duke of York's Theatre. Read more


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 around events that took place over 500 years ago, it emerges -- in director Robert Icke's... Read more

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Almeida Theatre's Mary Stuart to open in the West End
Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It's all in the execution. Friedrich Schiller's play Mary Stuart has been adapted by acclaimed director Robert Icke into a stellar production that enjoyed a sold-out season at the Almeida Theatre in 2016. The critically acclaimed production will now transfer to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre from 13th January 2018 for a limited run until 31st March. Press night is scheduled for 25th January. The production will then tour the...
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