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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

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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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NEWS: Full cast announced for Almeida’s West End transfer of Mary Stuart, TICKETS ONSALE

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The full cast has been announced for the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s new adaptation of Mary Stuart. Following a critically acclaimed, sold out season at the Almeida Theatre in 2016-17, the production will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 15 January for a limited run before visiting Theatre Royal Bath, Salford Lowry and Cambridge Arts Theatre.

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What are the Top 15 hottest tickets on the site right NOW?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Plays, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Press Releases2 Comments

Today, we’ve already taken a few moments to remind ourselves of both the Top 10 News Stories and the Top 25 Mates’ Blogs on the website over the month of November. Finally, we’re looking backwards and forwards for our final list today. These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘festive treats’ (in other words, the shows to book to have the Merriest of Christmases) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings…

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Schiller thrillers: The Faction launches two-week SchillerFest at The Bunker, 31 October

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The Faction celebrate the work of 18th-century German powerhouse Friedrich Schiller with a two-week SchillerFest, at the Bunker Theatre from 31 October to 11 November 2017, showcasing his greatest plays and a line-up including Dame Eileen Atkins, Ciaran Hinds, Celia Imrie and Guardian critic Michael Billington.

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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.