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Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams in Mary Stuart (Photo: Miles Aldridge)

Mary Stuart receives full cast

Published 24 October 2016

As rehearsals begin today, the full cast of Mary Stuart at the Almeida Theatre is announced.

Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the play’s central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin. Joining them will be Alexander Cobb, Rudi Dharmalingam, Vincent Franklin, David Jonsson, John Light, Carmen Munroe, Eileen Nicholas, Daniel Rabin, Sule Rimi and Alan Williams.

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

Associate Director Robert Icke (who won the Best Director Olivier Award this year) will adapt and direct Friedrich Schiller’s play. Since joining the Almeida in 2013, Robert has created and directed new adaptations of Uncle Vanya, Oresteia and the multi-award winning 1984 with Duncan Macmillan (also West End as well as UK, USA and international tours) at the Almeida. His work as a director includes Mr Burns at the Almeida, and Boys and Romeo And Juliet for Headlong. Robert made his National Theatre debut directing the Mark Strong-led The Red Barn at the Lyttelton Theatre.

Mary Stuart runs at the Almeida Theatre from 2 December to 21 January 2017.

Information on tickets for Mary Stuart can be found on the Almeida Theatre website.

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