MQS at Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester 1 MAY + Guildhall and Politmore House, Exeter 3+4 MAY

Via Sacra, Ladybellegate Street
Gloucester GL1 2HN

1 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £23 (conc. available)
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203 High St
Exeter EX4 3EB

3 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £20-£28 (conc. available)
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Exeter EX4 0AU

4 May, 6pm
Tickets: £20-£25 (conc. available)
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“Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents the fully-staged, national tour of their new English version of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda).

Two ferocious 16th century Queens, Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I, go head-to-head in this historical tragedy, culminating in a fictitious meeting between the rival queens, which sizzles with vocal fireworks.

Donizetti’s powerful melodies will be performed in a new orchestration by Paul McKenzie for six singers, accompanied by piano, clarinet and violin. Mary, Queen of Scots will tour as a fully-staged production to unique and evocative venues across the UK, some with direct links to the two Queens. Discover a new angle on one of the most popular periods of British history through this thrilling production.”

★★★★ Evening Standard
“a frightening intimacy… every glance and gesture carries full dramatic weight.”

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