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Mary Stuart
On from 04 Jan 2012 till 18 Feb 2012
New Diorama
by Schiller
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £15.50 / (£12.50 concessions)

About: Mary Stuart

“With the Queen I share my blood, my rank, my sex. With her alone as a cousin, a sovereign, a woman, may I talk of freedom.”

The faction ensemble introduces Mary Stuart into the Rep Season following their blistering success of Schiller’s The Robbers at the New Diorama last year.

A political prisoner is accused of religious extremism, incitement of war and masterminding assassination. She has been retrospectively charged with a law that was invented specifically for her. She has been denied access to witnesses and found guilty by a jury – but not a jury of her peers.

That would be impossible; her only peer is Queen Elizabeth I. This presents Elizabeth with a terrifying dilemma: to reign in fear for the rest of her life or to have her cousin and fellow queen executed.

For seven weeks at the beginning of 2012, the faction – an Associate Ensemble of the New Diorama – will take up residency in the building with a single company of actors presenting Twelfth Night in repertory with Mary Stuart and Miss Julie.

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“This independent company has garnered an acclaimed reputation in its mission of reviving classical texts for the stage.” British Theatre Guide

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