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Mary Stewart

Wed 6th – Sun 24th Aug 2014

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“The Queen of Scots … in my End is my Beginning”

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Theatre Alba

SUMMARY

This latest Alba offering is a lyrical rendering of the quite tragic story of one of Scotland’s great female visionaries- Mary, Queen of Scots.

This captivating play is set in different locations in and around Edinburgh…Holyrood Castle , Craigmillar Castle, Dunbar Castle and in the High Street of Edinburgh.

The heart-rending story is given a typically ‘Albaesque’ treatment, bringing it right up to date in style since it’s first production at the Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre in 1951.

Written in a light poetic Scots by the remarkable McLellan (Flooers o’ Edinburgh, Jamie the Saxt, The Carlin Moth), the influences of France, England, and of course Scotland, are prevalent – the machinations of politics then are seen to be perhaps not so very different than of today!

Performed in the outdoors, in a beautiful tree fringed meadow, under fading daylight, then the gloaming and eventually night, with theatre lighting creating an intense sense of spectacle under the canopy of glowing trees.

Admission: £10(£8)

Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens (Venue121)

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