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NEWS: Full cast is announced for Ibsen’s The Wild Duck at the Almeida in a new version by Robert Icke

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The full cast for the Almeida Theatre production of The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version created by the venue’s associate director Robert Icke, is Nicholas Day, Grace Doherty, Nicholas Farrell, Andrea Hall, Kevin Harvey, Edward Hogg, Lyndsey Marshal, Clara Read and Rick Warden.

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

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

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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.

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HAMLET – West End

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Andrew Scott’s take on Hamlet, in Robert Icke’s Almeida production that has just transferred to the West End, is a testament to the versatility of Shakespeare’s prose. With Benedict Cumberbatch, TV’s Sherlock, having been London’s last celebrity Hamlet, Scott’s (who played Sherlock’s nemesis Moriarty) take on the role offers us a striking glimpse into the breadth of interpretation and intrigue that is offered by the Prince of Denmark.