Mary Stuart stage hit to make West End transfer
Juliet Stevenson and fellow actress Lia Williams share roles in the staging of the political tragedy.
A play in which Juliet Stevenson’s role is decided at the “toss of a coin” is getting a West End transfer.
Stevenson and fellow actress Lia Williams share roles in the political tragedy Mary Stuart.
The two actresses play both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, but which of the central roles they take is decided before each performance by the toss of a coin.
The pair will now take up their roles again for the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed, sold-out season from the Almeida.
Robert Icke’s adaptation of Mary Stuart transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End from Saturday January 13, for a limited run.
Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller will then visit Theatre Royal Bath, Salford Lowry and Cambridge Arts Theatre in April.