Mary Stuart

£10 - £130

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 and Lia Williams trade the play's central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.


Running Time: 3 hours and 5 minutes, with one intermission

Duke of York's Theatre

(London, )
(Leicester Square) St. Martin's Lane
by Marianka Swain - January 26, 2018
'Heads.' One word, and one coin toss, decides which roles Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams will play on the night: the titular Mary, or her rival Elizabeth I. Last night Williams took the latter - the company immediately bowing to her. It was a comic moment that underlined a key theme: fortune is fickle, and power is a mirage.
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2018
Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke's new adaptation of Mary Stuarttransfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End from Saturday 13 January for a limited run. The production will then visit Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 4 Saturday 14 April, Salford Lowry from Tuesday 17 Saturday 21 April and Cambridge Arts Theatre from Monday 23 Saturday 28 April 2018.
by Rona Kelly - January 12, 2018
Mary Stuart returns to the London stage, following a sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. Playing the role of Mortimer, Rudi Dharmalingam spoke to us about preparing to revisit the character, working with director Robert Icke, and the significance of the play today.