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Mary Stuart

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

About the show

Pigeonholed puts a more unique spin on Friedrich Schiller's verse drama about Mary, Queen of Scots , with an all-female cast of 10 performing nearly 20 roles.  More…

"Mary Stuart" tells the story of the personal struggle between two extraordinary women - Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots - both captive to the demands of sovereignty and both caught in a tumult of political and religious intrigue.  Which of them is the rightful Queen of England - Mary Stuart or Elizabeth Tudor? "Mary Stuart," written in 1800 by Friedrich Schiller, is presented in this new version by British playwright Mike Poulton.

Member Reviews (8)


Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking
Avg Score

Ambitious, Great writing, Strong acting, Intense, Long

See it if you like a strong script/acting. No prodn values, but space is well-used. Several leads stood out. Opens badly, improves. English herstory.

Don't see it if you don't know the basics of plot (you'll be lost). Or you get impatient w unnecy dances. I liked music/lights. Hurray for all-female cast!

Riveting, Brilliant, Great dorection, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Everyone involved in this production left it all on the stage. Rewarding viewing. Haunting.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to be a friend of mine.

Superbly acted, wonderfully staged, a thought-provoking great play

See it if you love period pieces with a twist.

Don't see it if long plays.

Also I loved it, would see again and again

Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Intense

See it if you like strong female characters and are interested in history.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in history or long plays.

Ambitious, Confusing

See it if The play itself is pretty interesting, especially if you are somewhat familiar with British history and the story of Mary Queen of Scots.

Don't see it if Acting, directing and staging are mediocre. The play itself is long enough, so adding pantomime and contemporary music doesn't help

Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy historical dramas and like small productions with a lot of monologues. Great female leads but lack a balanced counterpart

Don't see it if The modern approach of the play fell short and some of the performances although passionate felt long and overwhelming.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Epic

See it if You love a strong female cast and want to see a unique telling of a historic tale. Excellent movement pieces incorporated as well.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through a long show, don’t like combining classic and modern staging and ideas, or if you want to see men onstage.

Great staging, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy female-driven performance, creative use of staging, good acting, creative adaptations, thought-provoking historical pieces

Don't see it if You only like plays with an intermission, you only go for comedies, you only like large traditional stages and staging.

“Mary Stuart” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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