Mary Queen Of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

show more detailshow less detail



By Liz Lochhead. A darkly comic portrayal of the life and times of Mary, Queen of Scots. Premiered during the 1987 Edinburgh Festival, the play looks at Mary's legacy through the eyes of Corbie, a carrion crow who is her unseen attendant through life and death. With Myra McFadyen (Corbie), Gerda Stevenson (Mary, Queen of Scots/Marian), Siobhan Redmond (Elizabeth I/Bessie), Bill Paterson (John Knox), John Kazek (James Hepburn of Boswell), Daniel Brocklebank (Henry, Lord Darnley), Forbes Masson (Riccio/Second Mummer) and Jon Glover (Leader of the Mummers). Directed by Marilyn Imrie