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 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.
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.