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"With the Queen I share my blood, my rank, my sex. With her alone as a cousin, a sovereign, a woman, may I talk of freedom."

Continuing their mission to present European classics to a contemporary audience, the faction ensemble introduces Mary Stuart into the Rep Season following their blistering success of Schiller's The Robbers at the New Diorama last year.
A political prisoner is accused of religious extremism, incitement of war and masterminding assassination. She has been retrospectively charged with a law that was invented specifically for her. She has been denied access to witnesses and found guilty by a jury - but not a jury of her peers.
That would be impossible; her only peer is Queen Elizabeth I. This presents Elizabeth with a terrifying dilemma: to reign in fear for the rest of her life or to have her cousin and fellow queen executed.

"That this translation is the work of actor/writer Daniel Millar and director Mark Leipacher of The Faction is good news indeed: this independent company has garnered an acclaimed reputation in its mission of reviving classical texts for the stage."
Official Review by Matthew Partridge, read now
Nosheen Iqbal in Timeout
Carole Gordon in What's On Stage
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Lord Burleigh
Kate Sawyer
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