Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (play)

Let's see a play at one of London's most popular fringe theatres, the King's Head theatre, located above the King's Head pub (nearest Tube: Angel)

You can book your own ticket on this web page:
Please refer to the latest event update e-mail for this group for details of the promotional code you should use, or send me an email to ask what it is. Enter the Promotion code, then click on the Apply button. Choose the date Thursday 20 June by clicking on the 19:15 button next to this date.

In this way you can use to obtain a ticket at the discounted price of £11 (£10 per ticket, plus booking charge of £1 per ticket). All seats - including the premium seats which are normally £25 (plus £1.50 booking charge) - can be booked at this special price. Please print your own ticket and bring it (all three pages) to the theatre. My own seat is E5. After you have booked, please reply Yes to this event here, and answer the questions so that I know your name, mobile phone number and seat number. I will post here the details of the seat numbers which have been bought by members of this group, so that we can try to sit together:

Tickets booked so far: E5 (Mark), E7 (Colin)
(please try to book premium seats in row E or row F, if still available)

The meeting place is the King's Head pub (below the theatre). I will be wearing an orange scarf, and my mobile number is [masked].

There is a meetup fee of £2 for this event - please pay this to me when you meet me. The total cost of attending is therefore £13 (=£10 ticket + £1 booking fee + £2 meetup fee).

I will be there from 6:30pm. Doors open at 6:45pm and the show starts at 7:15pm.
Act 1 should finish at 8:15pm, then there is a 15-minute interval. Act 2 should finish at about 9:30pm. There may be some free live music in the pub from the "Bad Girls Groove Band" after 9:30pm, for those who would like to stay for a drink:

Show Description:

present the first London run of Liz Lochhead’s witty and innovative play exploring the rivalry and mutual fascination between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I.

Beautiful, vivacious and intelligent, Mary returns from France at the age of 18 to claim her Scottish crown, and finds a country of treacherous nobles and starving commoners. Meanwhile her English cousin Elizabeth obsesses about Mary’s claim to the English throne, and suitors plot to seduce and tame them both.

Considered a modern classic in Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off has not been seen in London since the original production toured to the Donmar Warehouse in 1987. This production is directed by Robin Norton-Hale, whose version of La Bohème won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Opera Production.


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  • George L.

    "Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit"

    June 15, 2013

  • George L.

    Wow, I wish I were in London right now to participate in this meetup event. Even though parts of it are fictitious the 1971 film "Mary, Queen of Scots" starring Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson is very interesting to an American such as myself especially the ending when Mary is beheaded (sight unseen). The recreation of the last moments of her life appears to be faithful to eye witness accounts of the execution. There is a clip on youtube from another movie that actually shows the several whacks of the axe that it took to behead her (not for the faint of heart). My favorite scene from the film is towards the end when Mary is returning to her castle wearing body armor (you don't see this in depictions of women of that era) and is being lead by a troupe of bagpipers. I hope that the play will be around somewhere in/around London in summer, 2014, when I plan to visit the city.

    June 11, 2013

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