Performance Dates and Times
15 Jan – 31 Mar 2018
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinee 2pm
Running time 2hrs 50m
‘A thrilling, role-reversing Mary Stuart’
‘Robert Icke’s explosive production’
‘Steamy royal intrigue at the toss of a coin’
‘Icke’s ferociously good update’
‘Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams must have nerves of steel’
‘It’s fascinating theatre — fiercely pertinent, exhilaratingly potent’
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinee 2pm
Running time 2hrs 50m
£55, £45, £30, £25, £10
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Juliet Stevenson is one of Britain’s leading actors. She has worked extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Royal Court, winning an Olivier award for her performance as Paulina in Death and The Maiden in 1991. Most recent theatre credits include starring roles in Wings at the Young Vic, Robert Icke’s Mary Stuart and Hamlet (both of which transferred to the West End) and of course Beckett’s Happy Days, also at The Young Vic.
Her films include Truly, Madly, Deeply; Bend it Like Beckham; When Did You Last See Your Father?; Being Julia; Pierrepoint; Mona Lisa Smile; Diana and Departure. Recent releases include feature film Let Me Go. Recent television work includes starring roles in Williams brothers’ thriller One of Us for BBC1 and Sky Living’s supernatural thriller The Enfield Haunting as well as playing series regulars on two series of Atlantis and The Village. Other television work includes Place of Execution, The Accused, The Hour, and White Heat.
She was awarded the CBE in 1999. In addition to her Olivier award, Juliet has been nominated a further four times and is five times BAFTA nominated for her film and television work.
Lia Williams most recently appeared in the Almeida’s production of Oresteia (Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress) and Harold Pinter’s Celebration. Other theatre credits include: The Revengers’ Comedies in the West End (Critics Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award, Olivier Award nomination for Best Comedy Performance); Old Times in the West End; Arcadia and Skylight on Broadway, at the National Theatre and in the West End (Tony and Olivier Award nominations for Best Actress); Earthquakes in London, The Hothouse and Mappa Mundi at the National Theatre; Oleanna, King Lear and My Child at the Royal Court; The Homecoming at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in the West End and on Broadway; and The Lover and The Collection at the Donmar Warehouse.
Her television credits include: Kiri; Strike: Silkworm; The Missing; The Crown; Secret State; Doc Martin; May 33rd (BAFTA nomination for Best Actress); The Russian Bride; Imogen’s Face; A Shot Through the Heart; Flowers of the Forest; Seaforth; and Mr Wroe’s Virgins.
Film includes: The Foreigner; Jonathan Toomey; The King is Alive; Different for Girls; The Fifth Province; Firelight; Dirty Weekend; and La Suite Blanche-Neige.
As Director, her credits include The Match Box for the Liverpool Playhouse and the Tricycle Theatre and films Feathers, The Stronger (BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film), Dog Alone, and the feature documentary Nanabozhung.
Theatre includes: Molly Sweeney, The Chairs, Slight Ache / Precisely (The Gate Theatre), Juliet And Her Romeo (Bristol Old Vic), The State We’re In (Assembly Rooms), Filomena, Kafta’s Dick (Piccadilly Theatre), New World Order, Death And The Maiden (Royal Court Theatre), Entertaining Strangers (Royal National Theatre), The Faith Healer (National Theatre and British Council Tour of India), Man And Superman (Haymarket Theatre) and The Lady From the Sea (Manchester Royal Exchange).
Film Includes: Intrigo, The Last Witness, Chef/Adam Jones, Diana, Quartet, Outpost Black Sun, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Beyond the Sea, Sum Of All Fears, Gangs of New York, Tomorrow Never Dies, Braveheart, Indiana Jones III and A Bridge Too Far.
Television Includes: Midsomer Murders, Doctors, Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, The Living and the Dead, Agatha Raison, Cuffs, Casualty, Wallander Series 4, Crossing Lines, Borgia III, Frankie, Lightfields, Coronation Street, Honest, Mark of Cain, Silent Witness, Empire, The Fix, Richard III, Devils Crown and Silence Of the Seas.
Yellowman (The Young Vic), The Lion King (Disney Theatrical Productions), The Believers (Frantic Assembly/Tricycle), The Colour Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall), Happy Now? (Hull Truck Theatre), Five Guys Named Moe (Theatre Royal Stratford East/ Edinburgh International Festival), Troilus and Cressida (The Globe Theatre), Macbeth (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Thief of Baghdad (Royal Opera House), Three Sisters (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Saint Joan (National Theatre), Comedy of Errors (RSC), Simply Heavenly (West End), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Derby Playhouse), Blues in the Night (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Snake in the Fridge and The Way of the World (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Angels in America (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), The Slow Drag (Whitehall Theatre) Romeo and Juliet (USA Tour), Five Guys Named Moe (Cameron Mackintosh tour), Moby Dick, King Lear, The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice (RSC), Woza Albert and Gates of Paradise (RSC Fringe), Dysfunction in my Bungalow (Theatre Clwyd), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, West Side Story and Camelot (Northern Theatre Co).
iBOY (WIGWAM Films) and Oh Happy Day (Firebrand Films).
Absentia (Masha Productions), Vera (ITV), Fleabag (BBC Comedy), Midsomer Murders (Bentley Productions), Flowers (Kudos Productions), Law and Order (Kudos Productions), The Crash (BBC Television), Missing (ABC Studios), Coronation St (ITV Granada), The Bill (Talkback Thames), Belonging (BBC Television), Wire in the Blood – Series 5 (Coastal Productions), Casualty (BBC Television), North Square (YTV), Silent Witness (BBC Television), London Bridge (Carlton), Band of Gold (Thames) and Shakespeare Shorts (BBC Television).
Theatre credits include: Mary Stuart (Almeida Theatre), 1984 (Playhouse Theatre), X (Royal Court), HAMLET (Barbican), ORESTEIA (Almeida Theatre), DARA (National Theatre), HOPE (Royal Court), WORST WEDDING EVER (Salisbury Playhouse), THE EVENTS (Young Vic/UK Tour), THE SEAGULL (Headlong/UK Tour), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (RSC/Noel Coward Theatre),YOU CAN STILL MAKE A KILLING (NT Studio), ENGLAND PEOPLE VERY NICE (National Theatre), RAFTA RAFTA (National Theatre/UK Tour), THE ENGLISH GAME (Headlong), THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE (Naach Theatre), THE HISTORY BOYS (National Theatre/Broadway/International Tour), PLAYING WITH FIRE (National Theatre) & THE GERI PROJECT (Oldham Coliseum).
Television: Abi Morgan’s THE SPLIT (BBC1), Philip K Dick’s ELECTRIC DREAMS: The Commuter (Sony/Amazon/Channel 4), OUR GIRL SERIES 3 (BBC), RELLIK (BBC), CASUALTY (BBC), DOCTOR WHO (BBC), CORONATION STREET (ITV), HOLLYOAKS (C4), NEW TRICKS (BBC), THE BILL (ITV), CUTTING IT (BBC).
Film: HAMLET AT THE BARBICAN (NT Live), FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM, BRITZ.
Radio: THE EVENTS, TOMMIES, LOVE LIES SLEEPING (Baccaccio’s Decameron), THE SHAPE OF THINGS.
Theatre includes: Hamlet (Almeida/West End); The Ghost Train; Too Clever By Half (Manchester Royal Exchange); Dunsinane (Royal Shakespeare Company/National Theatre of Scotland); Tartuffe (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Mouse and His Child; Macbeth; Jubilee (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Prince of Denmark (National Theatre).
Television includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Holby City.
Film includes: Bates of the Amazon.
Theatre includes: Pigeon English (Bristol Old Vic/Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Romeo and Juliet (Riverside Studios); Ghosts (Theatre Bankside); Mary Stuart (Almeida Theatre) and Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams Theatre).
Television Includes: Endeavour (ITV)
David graduated from RADA in spring 2016.
Saint Joan (Donmar Warehouse); The Mighty Walzer (Manchester Royal Exchange);The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios); Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse); Kafka’s Dick (Royal Bath); Canvas (Chichester Festival); Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s); Danton’s Death, The Habit of Art, All’s Well that End’s Well, England People Very Nice, Henry IV Parts One and Two and His Dark Materials (National Theatre); 3 Sisters on Hope Street (Hampstead); Take Flight (Menier Chocolate Factory); How Much is Your Iron? (Young Vic); On Religion and On Ego (Soho Theatre); Beasts and Beauties (Bristol Old Vic). Monkey! (Young Vic); Tonguetied (Young Vic); The Warp (3 mills Island); Arabian Nights (Gate); Macbed; If I were lifted up from Earth; The Tempest, Comedy of Errors (RSC)
Film includes: The Chamber; Denial; Lady in the Van; Florence Foster Jenkins; Spooks: The Greater Good; The Fallen; The Wall; Philomena; Last Chance Harvey; Filth and Wisdom; The Queen; Song of Songs; Supertex; Book of john; judas and jesus.
Television includes: The Child In Time; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Grantchester; Mandown; Ripper Street; Jamacia Inn; New Tricks; The Wrong Mans; Da Vinci’s Demon’s; Silent Witness; Parade’s End; Touch of Cloth; Hotel Babylon; Robin Hood; Monday Monday; Sex and the City; Beau Brummel; Casualty 1906; Fat Friends; Sirens; Lump in my Throat; Amnesia; Lovejoy
Theatre includes: Mary Stuart, Carmen Disruption; The Master Builder; Certain Young Men; The Cenci; The Tower (The Almeida), The Winter’s Tale; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Life Of Thomas Paine (Shakespeare’s Globe); Three Days in the Country; The Night Season (National Theatre); Taken at Midnight (Chichester Festival Theatre / Theatre Royal Haymarket); The Blackest Black; The Giant; My Boy Jack (Hampstead Theatre); Julius Caesar (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Thom Pain (The Print Room); Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse); Apologia; Clocks And Whistles (Bush Theatre); Hedda Gabler (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Julius Caesar; The Tempest; The Seagull; In The Company Of Men; A Patriot For Me (RSC); Singer (The Tricycle).
Television includes: Mars; Maigret; Father Brown; Midsomer Murders; Atlantis; WPC56; Endeavour; Silk; Dresden; North & South; Cambridge Spies; Lloyd And Hill; Band Of Brothers; Love in a Cold Climate; Aristocrats; Cider With Rosie; The Jump; The Unknown Soldier; Holding On; Cold Lazarus.
Film includes: Agent Hamilton; Albert Nobbs; Scoop; Partition; Heights; Lion In Winter; Benedict Arnold; The Good Pope; Dk2; Trance; Purpose; Investigating Sex; 5 Seconds To Spare; A Rather English Marriage; Mrs Pollifax; Wavelengths.
John was nominated for an Olivier Award for Taken at Midnight.
Carmen made her stage debut in ‘Period Of Adjustment’ in 1962 at the Royal Court
and then at Wyndhams. Her numerous stage appearances include: ‘Period of Ad-
justment’, ‘The Apple Cart’, ‘Redemption Song’, The Amen Corner’,‘Trouble In
Mind’ for which she won the Time Out Best Actress Award, ‘The House Of Bernarda
Alba’ – which opened the Brixton Shaw Theatre – ‘Mother Courage’ gaining a TMA
‘Best Actress’ nomination, and her many appearances at the Tricycle Theatre include
‘Walk Hard -Talk Loud’, ‘Gem Of The Ocean’ and ‘Fabulation’. She also appeared in
‘Cain’ for the RSC directed by John Barton. Carmen recently appeared in the Mark
Leipcher production of ‘Richard III’ at the New Diorama Theatre and ‘Mary Stuart’
Directed by Robert Icke at the Almeida. Carmen has done extensive radio and her
numerous television appearances include: ‘Emergency Ward 10’, ‘Dr Who’, the series
‘Mixed Blessing’ and ‘The Fosters’, ‘City 68’, ‘The Persuaders’, ‘General Hospital’,
‘A Hole in Babylon’, ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’, ‘The Chain’, ‘Great Moments In Aviation
History’, ‘The Final Passage’ directed by Sir Peter Hall and six years in the CH4 series
‘Desmonds’ which won the Best British Comedy Award. Since the 1970’s Carmen has
played a major role in the development of black theatre in Britian and in 2007 she was
awarded the OBE.
Theatre credits include: Mary Stuart (Almeida Theatre); Every One (Battersea Arts Centre); The Scar Test (Untold Theatre); It’s Only Words (Oran Mor); I Killed Rasputin (George Square Theatre); All About My Mother (Old Vic); The Queen Of Lucky People (Traverse); Buried Child (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); I Didn’t Always Live Here (Finborough); Lobster/Vantastic (Oval House Theatre); Misery (Edinburgh Festival); Elizabeth Gordon Quinn-Through the Leaves (Traverse Theatre and Bush Theatre, London); Same Old Moon (Gielgud Theatre London); Juno and the Paycock (Royal Lyceum); American Bagpipes (The Royal Court and Royal Exchange Manchester); Endgame and Request Programme (The Donmar Warehouse); Revenger’s Tragedy (Cambridge Theatre Co); Lady of Letters
(Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds).
Awarded the ‘Fringe First’ and ‘Time Out London Theatre Award’ for Request Programme.
TV includes: Jimmy McGovern’s Broken (BBC1); Midwinter Of The Spirit (ITV); Law and Order UK, Half Broken Things, Taggart, Between the Lines, The Bill, Casualty, Dr Findley’s Casebook, Doctors, The Final Run, Mitch.
Film Includes: Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back), Gunned Down, Blackwood, The Quiet Ones, Estranged, The Wee Man, Late Bloomers, Bomber: (Best Actress – Bend Film Festival, Oregon; Best Actress – Nashville Film Festival; Best Supporting Actress – Kiev International Festival). Trainspotting, Regeneration, Mr Corbett’s Ghost, Widowmaker, Mind The Gap (short – Sonos Award Winner), Hush (short), The Lump (short) , Falcon (short).
Theatre includes: Hamlet (Almeida/West End), Mary Stuart (Almeida), 1984 (West End), Pericles, The Winter’s Tale, King John, Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Anthony and Cleopatra and Holy Warriors (The Globe Theatre), Oedipus (Nottingham Playhouse/Spoleto Festival), Ignorance (Hampstead Theatre), Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester) The Bomb (Tricycle) The Great Game (Tricycle including US tour and Pentagon performances), Sixty Six Books (The Bush), ‘The Fever Chart’ (Trafalgar Studios/ Theatre Royal York), Enemy of the People (Arcola Theatre), All Quiet on the Western Front & Chicken Soup with Barley (Nottingham Playhouse), Shoreditch Madonna, Diamond & Jerusalem Syndrome (Soho Theatre), The Last Sortie (New End/Hampstead), Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo (Lyric Hammersmith).
Television work includes: The Royals, Game of Thrones, Ambassadors, Our Men, Holby City, Murder On the Homefront, Spooks, Henry – Mind of a Tyrant, The Bill, Casualty, The Roman Mysteries, EastEnders, Money Can’t Buy You Love.
Film includes: Lilac’s Laughter, Mind The Gap, Two’s Company, The Penalty King, Bury It, Susie Gold.
Robert is the Associate Director of the Almeida.
For the Almeida: adapting and directing Mary Stuart; Uncle Vanya; Oresteia (also West End); and, with Duncan Macmillan, 1984 (also West End, National and International Tours). As director: Hamlet, The Fever; Mr Burns; The Odyssey; The Iliad.
Theatre includes: The Red Barn (National Theatre); Boys; Romeo and Juliet; Decade (Headlong).
For Oresteia, Robert won the Olivier Award for ‘Best Director’ in 2016 and the ‘Best Director’ Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2015. 1984 won Best Director at the UK Theatre Awards, ‘Best Director’ at the Liverpool Arts Awards and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2014.
For the Almeida: Hamlet; Mary Stuart; Richard III; Uncle Vanya; Oresteia (also West End); Rosmersholm; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (also West End).
Theatre includes: Waste; Sunset at Villa Thalia; A Taste of Honey; Scenes from an Execution; After The Dance; Harper Regan; The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other; The Hothouse; Therese Raquin; Exiles; Iphigenia at Aulis; The Merchant of Venice; Richard II; King Lear (National Theatre) Primo (National Theatre / Broadway); Good People; Passion Play; Old Times; Top Hat (also world tour); The Sunshine Boys (also Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles); Arcadia (also Broadway); Blithe Spirit; The Misanthrope; Hedda Gabler; The Master Builder (West End); Teddy Ferrara; Roots; Trelawny of the Wells (Donmar Warehouse); Cause Celebre; All About My Mother; Richard II (Old Vic); The Seagull (also Broadway); Now or Later; Krapp’s Last Tape; Terrorism; My Name is Rachel Corrie (also New York); Blasted (Royal Court); The Crucible (also West End); Electra (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Jewish Wife (Young Vic).
Film includes: Primo; Krapp’s Last Tape; Richard II; Hedda Gabler.
Recent Opera includes: The Exterminating Angel (Salzburg Festival / Royal Opera House / The Metropolitan Opera); La finta giardiniera (Santa Fe Opera); La Traviata (Glyndebourne Opera Festival); The Makropulos Case (Edinburgh International Festival / Opera North); The Damnation of Faust (ENO / De Vlaamse / Teatro Massimo / Palermo /Berlin Staatsoper).
Hildegard received an Olivier Award in 2011 for her design of After the Dance and received nominations for Top Hat in 2012 and Oresteia in 2016. She was nominated for the Evening Standard Best Designer Award for Iphigenia at Aulis and won the Australian Green Room Award for Best Opera Design for Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Sydney Opera House.
For the Almeida, as Resident Director: Hamlet (also West End); Mary Stuart.
As Director: Roulette Player (The Yard Theatre); Fight Club (site specific, Bucharest); Hypothetical; Lost and Found (Rapid Write Response, Theatre503); The Fall of the House of Usher (Central St. Martins); Inland Empire (site specific, Boston); Faustus; The Pillowman (American Repertory Theater).
As Assistant Director: A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts; Glitterland; Chamber Piece; A Streetcar Named Desire; Woyzeck (Secret Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith); Le triomphe de l’amour (Bulandra Theatre); One Arm (and a Leg) (Theater for a New City); The Untitled Project (Gene Frankel Theater); The Space Between (American Repertory Theater); Mnemonic (New College Theater).
Ilinca was the Associate Director on the Secret Theatre national tour. She trained at Harvard and Birkbeck, University of London.