Almeida Theatre's Mary Stuart to open in the West End

The Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of Robert Icke's new adaptation of Mary Stuart is to open in the West End

Mary Stuart

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 UK with tenures at the Theatre Royal Bath (4th-14th April), Salford Lowry (17th-21st April) and the Cambridge Arts Theatre (23rd-28th April).

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 (Hamlet) and Lia Williams (Oresteia) reprise their performances from the Almeida Theatre, trading the play's central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.

Check out our review of the production from the Almeida Theatre.

Stay tuned for further casting and ticket information.

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