Robert Wilson and Isabelle Huppert meet again. At stake: the life and torments of Mary Stuart, queen of Scotland and France. Glory, prison and murders...
An evening in the ever-inventive theatre of Robert Wilson and a return to the throne for the great Isabelle Huppert as Mary Queen of Scots, the sovereign lady whose passions costs her a crown.
Mary is a woman who battled the forces of history in order to control her own destiny. On the eve of her execution, she is fighting still, fighting for the voice in which to summon the justice of heaven. She is a writer of history. There was her childhood at the court of France. Early widowhood put a stop to her dancing. She remembers. She returned to Scotland. It was in her nature to defy captivity. She wanted a strong man. It comes to happen. She marries, has a son, and murder is born. Nothing can be the same; life takes place at a different pace. Catholic, Protestant, Mary, Elizabeth, Death, Love, Death. She was born to flee and her reign ended in flight. She is not trying to survive. She is trying to outlive herself. Mary Queen of Scots is dressed in red on her last morning.
DIRECTION, SET AND LIGHT DESIGN ROBERT WILSON
WITH ISABELLE HUPPERT
TEXT BY DARRYL PINCKNEY
MUSIC LUDOVICO EINAUDI
COSTUMES JACQUES REYNAUD
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR CHARLES CHEMIN
ASSOCIATE SET DESIGNER ANNICK LAVALLÉE-BENNY
ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER XAVIER BARON
ASSOCIATE COSTUMES DESIGNER PASCALE PAUME
COLLABORATION FOR MOVEMENT FANI SARANTARI
SOUND DESIGN NICK SAGAR
MAKE UP DESIGN SYLVIE CAILLER
HAIR DESIGN JOCELYNE MILAZZO
TRANSLATION FROM ENGLISH FABRICE SCOTT
WITH ISABELLE HUPPERT
PRODUCTION Théâtre de la Ville-Paris.
COPRODUCTION Wiener Festwochen – Teatro della Pergola, Florence – Internationaal Theater Amsterdam – Thalia Theater, Hamburg.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH EdM Productions-Elisabetta di Mambro.
World premiere on May 22nd 2019 at Théâtre de la Ville-Espace Cardin.
It is the most authentic physical encounter between a performer and her art.
We remain riveted to our seat in front of these landscapes of light that could be created by a painter.
The Huppert-Wilson duo, an undeniable perfection.Press review for download
Duration of the performance: 01:30
- 1 actress /13 technicians /1 artistic collaborator of the director / 1 collaborator to the movement / 1 production manager
- Show set-up D-2
- Dismantling of the show : between 4h to 8h depending on the theatres, including loading
- Set transportation by truck (100 m3)
World premiere Théâtre de la Ville – Espace Cardin, Paris – 22 May to 6 July 2019
Wiener Festwochen, Vienne – 30 May to 2 June 2019
Festival de Almada, Centre culturel de Bélem, Lisbonne – 12-13 July 2019
Festival Grec, Barcelone – 21-22 July 2019
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Amsterdam – 19-22 September 2019
Thalia Theater, Hambourg – 27 and 28 September 2019
Teatro Valle-Inclan, Madrid - 4, 5 and 6 October 2019
Teatro della Pergola, Florence – October 11-13, 2019
Théâtre des Célestins, Lyon – 30 October to 3 November 2019
Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin, Paris – APRIL 13th - MAY 14th 2022
Tel : +33 1 43 12 44 54