Rona Munro's new political thriller following Mary, Queen of Scots.
It’s 1567 and James Melville - one of the most loyal servants of Mary Stuart - is shaken by the political turmoil and the crimes he has witnessed. Now he needs to decide who’s guilty, who’s innocent, and who is too dangerous to accuse.
Change is coming, but at what price?
'Mary' marks Rona Munro's (The James Plays at the National Theatre) return to the Hampstead Theatre.
"Viewed on its own, though, while showcasing Munro’s writerly flair, and presented with imposing precision and wood-panelled splendour by Roxana Silbert, it feels too suffocatingly claustrophobic in its narrow line of inquiry."
"The playwright’s strong and subtle text gets a superb staging by Roxana Silbert... Uncompromising and difficult, this is an excellently taut and satisfying account of intrigue and betrayal."