Toneelgroep Amsterdam & Toneelhuis/Ivo Van Hove [NL/BE]

Maria Stuart

Maria Stuart
Maria Stuart

04.02 – 05.02.2015

Two women

In Friederich Schiller’s drama Maria Stuart, two legendary queens from European history are at each other’s throats: Elizabeth I of England (Chris Nietvelt) and the Catholic Mary Stuart of Scotland (Halina Reijn). Schiller wrote a chilling reconstruction of the last days of Mary Stuart. Her captivity is the culmination of a long rivalry between the two queens. Behind the masks of political power are two women of flesh and blood.

Ivo Van Hove directs a ten-member cast drawn from the companies of Toneelgroep Amsterdam and Toneelhuis. ‘I am looking forward to working with the actors from Toneelhuis and FC Bergman, a unique blend of experienced actors and iconoclasts which allows us to fill all the parts superbly, even the smallest’, says Van Hove. Following Hamlet vs Hamlet, Maria Stuart is the second production in a series of four planned for between 2014 and 2016.


van Friedrich Schiller | regie Ivo Van Hove | met Katelijne Damen, Marc Van Eeghem, Robert De Hoog, Maarten Heijmans, Hans Kesting, Ramsey Nasr (vervangt in Brussel Jip Van Den Dool), Chris Nietvelt, Halina Reijn, Matteo Simoni, Eelco Smits | vertaling Barber Van De Pol | dramaturgie Jan Peter Gerrits | scenografie & lichtontwerp Jan Versweyveld | muziek Daniel Freitag | kostuums Wojciech Dziedzic | productie Toneelgroep Amsterdam / Toneelhuis