Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart is presented by Fiery Angel, Almeida Theatre, Gavin Kalin Productions and Howard Panter, with Jonathan Church Productions as Associate Producer

Mary Stuart

by Friedrich Schiller

A new adaptation created by Robert Icke


‘A stunning, gutting study of the sacrifices of leadership.’

Mail on Sunday

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 transferred to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre from January 2018 and later embarked 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.


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Photography: Manuel Harlan