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  • Mary Stewart

    andrea-mckenzie-mary-stewartby Robert McLellan

    Artistic Director: Charles Nowosielski

    Musical Director: Richard Cherns

    Brunton Theatre
    Saturday 30 August 2014

    The Queen of Scots
    in my End is my Beginning

    a woman

    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!

    Mary Stewart

    Robert McLellan – “No playwright did more to create touchstone plays on Scottish subjects for Scottish actors on a Scottish stage … No writer then or since has represented aspirations for Scottish self-expression in the theatre arts with greater popular effect” – Colin Donati

    andrea-mackenzie-mary stewart

    Brunton Theatre
    Saturday 30 August

    0131 665 2240