Thursday 28 February, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
Josie Rourke | 2018 | UK | Cert 15 | 124 mins
Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL TRUCK THEATRE
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.
7:00pm: Programme starts
9:20pm: Programme ends
The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction.
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
Starring Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, David Tennant
Awards and Reviews
Nominee, Best Supporting Actress – 2019 BAFTA Film Awards
Nominee, Best Makeup, Best Costumes – 2019 Academy Awards
“An epic look at the intimate frustrations of two massively powerful young women who spend most of their energy navigating between who they are and what they represent.” – IndieWire
“Rourke’s greatest achievement is the performances she’s coaxed out of her two lead actresses. They’re so good they’re like De Niro and Pacino in Heat.” – The Times
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).