Harriet Walter And Janet McTeer Face Off in Donmar’s Mary Stuart, Previewing From July 14

News   Harriet Walter And Janet McTeer Face Off in Donmar’s Mary Stuart, Previewing From July 14
 
She may have been blazoned across several British newspapers as one of the stars of the forthcoming RSC Complete Works Of Shakespeare festival (she’s playing Cleopatra), but Harriet Walter has another queen to play first.
Janet McTeer in Mary Stuart
Janet McTeer in Mary Stuart Photo by Neil Libbert

She’s lining up as Elizabeth I against another theatrical heavyweight, Janet McTeer, as Mary in Schiller’s Mary Stuart, beginning previews July 14.

The Donmar Warehouse production is directed by Phyllida Lloyd, whose previous Donmar shows have included Boston Marriage and Threepenny Opera, and whose work in the West End and beyond includes the immensely successful Mamma Mia.

The play, whose last major London revival was at the National Theatre (where it starred Anna Massey and Isabelle Huppert), has been given a new version by Peter Oswald. It follows hot on the heels of the hit staging of Schiller’s Don Carlos (directed by the Donmar’s artistic director Michael Grandage), which transferred from Sheffield to London’s Gielgud Theatre.

The cast includes David Burke as Talbot, James Fleet as Amyss Paulet, Barbara Jefford as Hannah Kennedy and Rory Kinnear as Mortimer. The show officially opens July 20, and will run through September 3.

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