Preview: Mary Stuart at The Lowry

Schiller's political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of some of British history's most crucial days with performances from Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams.

By Ben Brown | Last updated 6 April 2018

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On tour from London’s West End, this show is really one of a kind. Playing both Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, the two principle actors Stevenson and Williams trade the plays central role, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.

Written by Friedrich Schiller, the plot tells the tale of the last days of Mary Queen of Scots in a tumultuous roller-coaster of emotion and drama. The play has women at it’s core and is politically charged in a way which is somehow timeless- which is reiterated in the pseudo-modern setting of this version.

Mary Stuart has been a sell out success down in London and has had all the critics talking.  It coming to The Lowry from 17th April-24th and there are still tickets available so do not miss- this is classic theatre at its best.

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The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
0843 208 6000