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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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