Mary said what she said


Mary said what she said



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Ever inventive, Robert Wilson offers great Isabelle Huppert the throne of Mary, Queen of Scotland, the queen who lost her crown because of her passions. Mary is a woman who fought the forces of history to control her destiny. The day before her execution, she is still fighting.

Grote zaal
duration 1 hour 30 minutes
language French spoken, Dutch surtitles

Two theater greats rewrite history.

She fights while she seeks the voice to call on Divine justice. She writes history. There was her childhood at the French court. Afterwards, an early widowhood put an end to her dance. She remembers. She was back in Scotland. Braving captivity was her nature. She wanted a strong man. That was the beginning. She married, had a son and murder occurred. Nothing is the same anymore, life follows a new rhythm. Catholics, Protestants, Mary, Elizabeth, Love, Death. Escaping was her destiny and that is how her reign came to an end. She did not try to save her life. She tried to perpetuate herself. On her last morning, Mary, Queen of Scotland, was dressed in red. (Darryl Pinckney)


‘Ze speelt een koningin, ze is een koningin.’ – Le Figaro *****

‘Een levendig requiem, opgedragen aan vrouwen gebroken door de geschiedenis.’- Les Echos

‘Hoe niet te worden ontroerd door Isabelle Huppert.’ – Le Monde

‘De avond is perfect, raadselachtig, woest, koel en gedurfd. Een grandioze, bijna bovenmenselijke Isabelle Huppert.’ –

Isabelle Huppert in Mary Said What She Said
Isabelle Huppert in Mary Said What She Said


concept, set, light design and direction Robert Wilson
with Isabelle Huppert
text Darryl Pinckney
musique Ludovico Einaudi
costumes Jacques Reynaud
associate director Charles Chemin
set design collaboration Annick Lavallée-Benny
lighting design collaboration Xavier Baron
associate costume design Pascale Paume
motion collaboration Fani Sarantari
sound design Nick Sagar
make up design Sylvie Cailler
hair design Jocelyne Milazzo
translation from English Fabrice Scott

producer Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
coproducers Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Wiener Festwochen, Teatro della Pergola - Florence, Thalia Theater Hamburg
associate producer EdM Productions
with the support of the City of Paris and the Institut Français

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