Mary Stuart

Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It's all in the execution.
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre
Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It's all in the execution.
Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke’s new adaptation of Mary Stuart will visit The Lowry in April after a limited run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End.
Schiller's political tragedy takes us 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.
★★★★★ Time Out, Observer, Mail on Sunday, The Stage
★★★★ Sunday Times, The Times, Independent, Evening Standard, Daily Mail

Additional Information

VIP Packages Available - £50 per person on top of ticket price
Selecting a VIP package when booking your ticket entitles you to a glass of Prosecco, 3 courses, half a bottle of wine (soft drinks served as an alternative), coffee, (or tea), shared programme (1 between 2) and a donation to The Lowry Trust. 

Running times: Act One: 1 hour 40 minutes, Interval: 20 minutes, Act Two: 60 minutes.

Groups Discount 
£3.50 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (Tue-Thu)
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. 
Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.

Accessible Performances

To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing

Captioned performance: Sat 21 April, 2pm. Captioned by Stagetext.

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