Further casting announced for Robert Icke's Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart

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.

Also reprising their roles will be Rudi Dharmalingam as Mortimer, David Jonsson as Davison, John Light as Leicester, Carmen Munroe as Kennedy, Eileen Nicholas as Melville, and Daniel Rabin as Kent.

Joining the cast are Michael Byrne as Talbot, Christopher Colquhoun as Paulet, Calum Finlay as Aubespine, and Elliot Levey as Burleigh. 

The production will open on 15th January for a limited run before visiting Theatre Royal Bath (4th to 14th April), Salford Lowry (17th to 21st April), and Cambridge Arts Theatre (23rd to 28th April).

Icke reunites with Stevenson who recently starred alongside Andrew Scott in his celebrated production of Hamlet.

Check out our review of Mary Stuart from the Almeida Theatre run.

Mary Stuart is at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 15th January to 31st March 2018, with an official opening night of 25th January 2018.

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