#1: Mary Stuart, Almeida Theatre

*CONTAINS SPOILERS* Icke has sexualised Schiller’s bare-boned political drama and centred it on the two women who could have so easily been in each other’s position. The blurb for Icke’s Hamlet comes to mind: ‘ghost/devil acting/madness be/not be’ But in this case: ‘Catholic/Protestant virgin/whore head of state/beheaded’ Who plays Mary and who plays Elizabeth is… Continue reading #1: Mary Stuart, Almeida Theatre