Mary, Queen of Scots
Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents the fully-staged, national tour of their new English version of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda).
Two ferocious 16th century Queens, Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I, go head-to-head in this historical tragedy, culminating in a fictitious meeting between the rival queens, which sizzles with vocal fireworks.
Donizetti’s powerful melodies will be performed in a new orchestration by Paul McKenzie for six singers, accompanied by piano, clarinet and violin. Mary, Queen of Scots will tour as a fully-staged production to unique and evocative venues across the UK, some with direct links to the two Queens. Discover a new angle on one of the most popular periods of British history through this thrilling production.
★★★★ Evening Standard
"a frightening intimacy... every glance and gesture carries full dramatic weight."
ORCHESTRATOR Paul McKenzie
LIBRETTIST Robin Norton-Hale
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Paul McKenzie
DIRECTOR Robin Norton-Hale
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Kate Lane
LIGHTING DESIGNER Jack Weir
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER Sasha Amaya
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Eleanor Dodson
COSTUME SUPERVISOR Claire Nicolas
PRODUCTION MANAGER Marco Savo
STAGE MANAGER Philip Hussey
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Samantha Rayner-Adams
MARY STUART Flora McIntosh
QUEEN ELIZABETH I Philippa Boyle
EARL OF LEICESTER Cliff Zammit Stevens
LORD CECIL Jan Capinski
LORD TALBOT Julian Debreuil
ANNA Emma Watkinson
PIANO Paul McKenzie
VIOLIN Stefano d’Ermenegildo
CLARINET Sarah Douglas
Join us on Friday 26 April for our Gala Night performance at the Charterhouse in Clerkenwell. Discover the rich history of this 650-year-old building with tours and talks, and enjoy a delicious reception of wine and canapés in the Great Hall.
During the interval we invite you to join us for more drinks, and following the final Act we’ll be joined by the creative team and cast of Mary, Queen of Scots, for a post-show talk. Tickets also include a signed programme, the opportunity for an audience with our two Queens and a donation towards OperaUpClose.
GALA NIGHT, £100
Ticket includes: drinks and canapé reception in the Norfolk Cloister; signed programme; tour of the Charterhouse; post-show discussion with the performers and creative team; opportunity for an audience with the cast following the performance.
The Fidelio Charitable Trust
London EC1M 6AN
24-29 April, 7.30pm
Tickets: £35-£65 (conc. available)
Gala Night: £100
Via Sacra, Ladybellegate Street
Gloucester GL1 2HN
1 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £23 (conc. available)
203 High St
Exeter EX4 3EB
3 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £20-£28 (conc. available)
Exeter EX4 0AU
4 May, 6pm
Tickets: £20-£25 (conc. available)
Glastonbury BA6 9EL
22 June, 7pm
Tickets: £10-£23 (conc. available)