Mary Stuart

Two queens. One crown. By Henry Lawson Threatre

Directed by Heather McGreal 

One of history’s great rivalries. A battle of wits, blood and broken hearts, now reinvented for the stage in majestic scale – the iconic tale of Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England.

Based in historical truth, the story is punctuated with an extraordinary and pivotal imagined event; a face-to-face meeting between the two queens. They are each other’s equal – smart, strong, and determined to survive.

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.

In a world dominated by double-crossing men, these remarkable monarchs scheme and struggle to hold on to power. In another life, another time, the cousins might have been friends.

Will Elizabeth will release Mary – or execute her.