For a Queen to stand, a Queen must fall. Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart is a thrilling account of the extraordinary relationship between England’s Elizabeth I (Harriet Walter) and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots (Janet McTeer), Elizabeth’s rival to the throne. With its behind the scenes intrigue, scheming and betrayal, the play also has the feel of a modern-day political thriller. Mary Stuart builds to one of the most electrifying dramatic confrontations in world theatre, in which Schiller imagines a meeting between the two monarchs on the grounds at Fotheringay Castle.
This dazzling new version of Mary Stuart by Peter Oswald is directed by acclaimed British opera, film and theater director, Phyllida Lloyd. It played a sold out run from July 14 through September 3, 2005 at the Donmar Warehouse and later transferred to the Apollo in London’s West End, where it also played a sold out engagement from October 7, 2005 to January 14, 2006.
Battling Divas of History: It’s Acting, Folks (NY Times)
While Elizabeth and her cousin Mary Stuart are in battle on Broadway in Mary Stuart, are the actresses in those roles — Harriet Walter and Janet McTeer — getting along?
A Queen's Rain (NY Times - Audio Slide Show)
A backstage look at the mechanics of the simulated storm in Mary Stuart.
Janet McTeer, Harriet Walter, Brian Murray, Michael Countryman, John Benjamin Hickey, Michael Rudko, Robert Stanton, Maria Tucci, Chandler Williams, Nicholas Woodeson.
Author: A new version by Peter Oswald of the play by Friedrich Schiller
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Producer: Mary Stuart LLC
Press Agent: Boneau/Bryan-Brown
Nominated for 7 2009 Tony Awards
Nominated for 3 2009 Drama Desk Awards
- Best Revival of a Play
- Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play -Janet McTeer
- Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play -Harriet Walter
- Best Direction of a Play - Phyllida Lloyd
- Best Costume Design of a Play -Anthony Ward - Winner!
- Best Lighting Design of a Play -Hugh Vanstone
- Best Sound Design of a Play -Paul Arditti
Nominated for 3 2009 Outer Critics Circle Awards
- Outstanding Revival of a Play
- Outstanding Actress in a Play - Janet McTeer - Winner!
- Outstanding Lighting Design in a Play - Hugh Vanstone
Nominated for 3 2009 Drama League Awards
- Outstanding Actress in a Play - Janet McTeer
- Outstanding Actress in a Play - Harriet Walter
- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - John Benjamin Hickey
- Distinguished Revival of a Play
- Distinguished Performance Award - Janet McTeer
- Distinguished Performance Award - Harriet Walter