5 Feb — 2 Mar 2019
Roslyn Packer Theatre
Sydney Theatre Company presents
A new adaptation by Kate Mulvany, after Friedrich Schiller
Two queens. One crown.
This is one of history’s great rivalries. Two powerful women of very different natures. Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England – cousins but not friends.
Following an uprising, Mary has fled Scotland only to be imprisoned in England. Elizabeth feels threatened – Mary is younger, more beloved, and with her own claim to the throne. The question now is whether to release her or execute her.
In this gripping new adaptation by Kate Mulvany (The Harp in the South), playwright Friedrich Schiller’s 200-year-old masterpiece is given new vitality. Onstage it’s a battlefield of suspicion, spies and subterfuge. An empire is at stake. Hearts will be broken. And a queen’s life hangs in the balance.
For our pair of queens, we have two of Australia’s most masterful actors – Caroline Brazier (Dinner) as Mary and Helen Thomson (The Harp in the South) as Elizabeth. Resident Director Imara Savage returns to Roslyn Packer Theatre after her riveting staging of Saint Joan with another powerhouse production.
2019 Season Tickets
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