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Full cast announced for the W/E transfer of Robert Icke's acclaimed Almeida production of Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FULL casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s acclaimed Almeida production of Mary Stuart. Starring Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams, it now runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre from January 25 (previews from January 15) to March 31, 2018.

Also reprising their roles are Rudi Dharmalingam (as Mortimer), David Jonsson (Davison), John Light (Leicester), Carmen Munroe (Kennedy), Eileen Nicholas (Melville) and Daniel Rabin (Kent).

Joining the cast are Michael Byrne (Talbot), Christopher Colquhoun (Paulet), Calum Finlay (Aubespine) and Elliot Levey (Burleigh).

Previously Posted: Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke’s new adaptation of Mary Stuart is transferring to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited season – from January 13 to March 31, 2018.

The production will then visit Theatre Royal Bath (April 4 – 14), Salford Lowry (April 17 – 21) and Cambridge Arts Theatre (April 23 – 28).

Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It’s all in the execution. Schiller’s political tragedy takes audiences behind the scenes of some of British history’s most crucial days.

Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson (Hamlet) and Lia Williams (Oresteia) trade the play’s central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.

For every performance of Mary Stuart in the West End, 25 top price tickets will be available at £25 for those aged 25 and under. These will be available to buy in person at the Box Office and via the TodayTix app.

Mary Stuart has set and costume design by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Jackie Shemesh, sound by Paul Arditti and video by Tim Reid. Further casting is still to be announced.

Read more about Mary Stuart.

Tickets (for West End): £10, £25, £40, £55, £65, £95. Previews: £10 off the top 3 prices. To book, call 0844 871 7623 or visit

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour continues at the Duke of York’s Theatre until September 2, 2017.