Mary Stuart

The iconic tale of Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England is reclaimed by WA playwright Kate Mulvany and reinvented for the stage on a majestic scale, with the spotlight shining brightly on the two queens.

Kate Walsh is Elizabeth and Caroline Brazier is Mary, two flawed and fascinating women locked in a monumental feud. The stakes couldn’t be higher. An empire is in jeopardy. A queen’s life hangs in the balance.

One of history’s great rivalries comes to life in this sumptuous spectacle. With plot twists and political intrigue, Mary Stuart transcends its 16th-century origins to become the story of two smart, strong women scheming and struggling to hold on to power, determined to survive in a world dominated by double-crossing men.

With commanding performances by two stars of the stage Mary Stuart is an unmissable theatrical experience.


Adapted by Kate Mulvany

Director – Melissa Cantwell

Queen Elizabeth I – Kate Walsh
Mary, Queen of Scots – Caroline Brazier
Burleigh – Humphrey Bower
Davison – Raj Labade
Mortimer – Kyle Morrison
Aubespine – Igor Sas
Shrewsbury – George Shevtsov
Leicester – Dalip Sondhi
Paulet – Peter Holland
Girl – Angelina Curtis
Dog – Kensington “Kenzo”

Produced by Performing Lines WA

Designers – Bruce McKinven & Amalia Lambert
Lighting Designer – Matthew Marshall
Composer – Rachael Dease
Sound Designer – Georgia Snudden
Movement Director – Samantha Chester
Stage Combat Choreographer – Lawrence Hassell
Voice Coach – Luzita Fereday
Production Manager – Kirby Brierty
Production Stage Manager – Sue Fenty

Deputy Stage Manager – Jessica Rogerson
Assistant Stage Manager – Maddie Young
Costume Supervisor – Brooklyn Rowcroft
Head Costume Technician – Rose Finlay
Costume Makers – Siam Costumes (Thailand),Nicole Marrington, Mandy Elmitt, Meg McKay, Sara Walker & Jenny Edwards
Ruff Maker – Madeleine Somers
Wig Maker – Philip Cox
Hair & Makeup Artist – Karen Sims & Virginia Hawdon
Mask Makers  & Prop Makers – Andy Cross & Lou Grimshaw

Dressers – Louise Arcus & Siobhan Walsh
Jewellery Makers – Sue Kerr & Lynee Charlie
Milliner – Susi Rigg
Shoemaker – Chaat Potisan
Tailors – Kelly Country
Set Construction – Onstage Arts
Lighting Design Secondment (WAAPA) – Jolene Whibley
Child Chaperone – Eleanor Moore
Dog Handler – Charmaine Cayeux

Information for Presenters

Produced by Performing Lines WA for Perth Festival 2022

Jeremy Smith Senior Producer

Presentation History

Heath Ledger Theatre, 174-176 William Street, Perth / Yandilup
Perth, WA

Project Partners & Acknowledgements


Performing Lines WA – Jeremy Smith & Melanie Julien-Martial
West Australian Ballet – Lou Inman
Michael Maclean
Steph Thackray
Riley Billyeald
Black Swan State Theatre Company– Costume Department
WAAPA – Costume Department
WAAPA – Props Department
Queensland Theatre – Costume Department
Tony Davies – Chameleon Touring Systems
Lucy Kate Westbrook

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