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‘Political dynamite’: MARY STUART – West End ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

In Robert Icke’s arresting adaptation of Mary Stuart, the scene opens with a sober-suited group of men watching two women in identical black velvet suits and white shirts, while a coin is spun to see which will be Queen Elizabeth I. One is Juliet Stevenson, one Lia Williams. They know no more than we do; they will obey the coin.






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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Mary Stuart at the Duke of York’s Theatre

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

Robert Icke’s production of this Schiller classic takes up residence at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre, following on from another Almeida Theatre production Ink. Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williamson once again play the two queens, with a toss of a coin each night deciding who is Mary Stuart and who is Queen Elizabeth. Here’s what critics made of the West End transfer.






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Terri’s theatre diary & tweets: West End Live, Lady Day, Hamlet, Quentin Dentin

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

My theatre week last week started and ended with musicals. My partner Peter and I rushed back from our – rather too work-filled – fortnight in Mallorca just in time for West End Live. It’s incredible how much this free, two-day event has grown in its 13-year history. Having started out with a handful of […]






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NEWS: Juliet Stevenson & Lia Williams transfer Mary Stuart to West End, TICKETS ONSALE

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All hail the queens. Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke’s new adaptation of Schiller’s Mary Stuart transfers to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre in January. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE VIA MATES.