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21 Oct 2022 - 26 Nov 2022
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Why Watch Mary?

  • Enjoy Rona Munro's modern political thriller, Mary, at the Hampstead Theatre.
  • Take a look at 15th-century Scottish political turmoil when Mary Stuart was the queen of Scotland.
  • See how James Melville, the loyal servant, decides who is guilty, innocent, and too dangerous to accuse in this political thriller.
  • Book Mary Hampstead Theatre tickets and indulge yourself in this political nightmare.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Rona Munro's political thriller Mary premieres at Hampstead Theatre, London. Munro won the Evening Standard and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards in 2014. Mary stars Douglas Henshall, Rona Morison, and Brian Vernel.

Mary at Hampstead Theatre will be directed by Roxana Silbert, who has previously directed Munro's plays Iron and Little Eagles. The stage design is by Ashley Martin-Davis, lighting is by Matt Haskins, composition and sound design is by Nick Powell, movement is by Ayse Tashkiran, casting is by Helena Palmer, and assistant director is Marlie Haco.

The Story

"Mary" refers to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, the troubled ruler of Scotland during the time period in which the play takes place. The play is set in 1567. The story focuses on James Melville, the Queen's loyal, charismatic, and intelligent diplomat who steered her through the dangers of her turbulent rule. The story revolves around whom James Melville can trust, who is guilty, who is innocent, and who is too hazardous to be accused.

Show Timings

Show timings for Mary vary each week. Please ensure to check the show timings for your preferred date before purchasing your tickets.

Cast & Crew

  • Director: Roxana Silbert
  • Writer: Rona Munro
  • James Melville: Douglas Henshall
  • Agnes: Rona Morison
  • Thompson: Brian Vernel
  • Design: Ashley Martin-Davis
  • Lighting: Matt Haskins
  • Composition & Sound Design: Nick Powell

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • Content Warning: Please note that this show contains strong language and references to rape.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organisation. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgement while purchasing tickets for any show.

Mary London Tickets

Book online tickets for Mary play in London.

Booking Period: From 4 Oct 2022 - 26 Nov 2022

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Mary voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead Theatre, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009, is a theatre in the vicinity of Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park in the London Borough of Camden. Between 150 and 325 people can be accommodated in the main auditorium. The Hampstead Theatre is one of London's leading theatres for new writing, committed to creating engaging, enriching plays that tackle the issues of the moment.

Seating Capacity: 325 seats

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU

Tube: The nearest underground stations are Swiss Cottage Station (Jubilee line), Finchley Road Station (Jubilee line and Metropolitan line), and Belsize Park Station (Northern line).

Bus: London bus routes that operate in the area are C11, 13, 31, 46, 113, 187, and 268.

Available Facilities: Bar, Cafe, Cloakroom, Toilets

Accessibility: Hampstead Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone. There is level access to all floors and performance spaces, accessible facilities, and assisted performances.

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at Hampstead Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London threatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Strictly prohibited

Frequently Asked Questions About Mary Tickets

How can I buy Mary tickets at West End?

Buy your Mary London tickets online at for a hassle-free and convenient experience that ensures the best deals and discounts.

How much do Mary tickets cost?

The cost of Mary Hampstead Theatre tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose. Click here to know more.

How can I buy cheap or discounted Mary tickets off West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted Mary tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book Mary in advance as tickets tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute Mary tickets?

You can easily buy last-minute Mary tickets at You can even visit the TKTS booth at Leicester Square to procure cheap and last-minute Mary tickets. However, the only way to purchase Mary tickets at the TKTS booth is in person so be prepared for long queues.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Mary tickets?

Booking Mary tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Mary?

Mary opens on 21 October 2022 at Hampstead Theatre.

What age is Mary appropriate for?

The age limit for Mary is yet to be confirmed. Children under 3 years of age are strictly not permitted.

Where is Mary playing in London?

Mary is playing at Hampstead Theatre in London and opens on 21 October 2022.

Do I need to purchase a Mary ticket for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase a Mary ticket ticket for your child.

Are there discounted Mary tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a London theatre ticket.

How long does Mary run for?

The running time of Mary is yet to be confirmed.

What is Mary about?

The play is about Mary Stuart, the legendary Queen of Scotland, and James Melville, her most loyal servant.

Who are the main stars of Mary?

The main stars of Mary are Douglas Henshall, Rona Morison, and Brian Vernel.

What is the dress code while attending Mary?

Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London threatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Mary?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Mary. Hampstead Theatre has a cafeteria and bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Mary?

Hampstead Theatre has multiple facilities including a bar, cloakroom, and adapted toilets available for the audiences during Mary.

Can I take pictures or videos of Mary inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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