Grzegorz Wiśniewski returns to the classic drama of human passions involved in a ruthless machinery of history and intrigue.
England, the 16th Century. The devastating religious war and a bloody battle between two women – the queen of England and the queen of Scots – for reign over all of Britain. Friedrich Schiller’s drama, based on historical events, has not disappeared from the scene for the last two hundred years, and the roles of the two protagonists present a challenge for the actresses of all times.
What price can one pay to defeat one’s ideological and political opponents? And is that the price of one’s own humanity?
Spectacle for adult audiences
Please mind that cigarette smoke appears in some scenes during the show.
direction: Grzegorz Wiśniewski
costume, set and light design, video: Mirek Kaczmarek
Elizabeth, Queen of England
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in England
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury (guest actor)
William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, Lord High Treasurer
Sir William Davison, Secretary of State
Sir Amias Paulet, Keeper of Mary
Sir Edward Mortimer, Paulet's Nephew
Count L'Aubespine, the French Ambassador
- director's assistant: Paweł Brzeszcz
sound technicians: Marek Szymański, Hubert Majewski, Mariusz Maszewski
- light technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Bartłomiej Kaczalski, Krzysztof Łukasz Stefan
- video projection: Mariusz Chałubek, Paweł Woźniak
- stage manager: Adam Borkowski
- prompter: Magdalena Markowska
Licence for this stage production was granted by the Society of Authors – ZAiKS.