Mary Said What She Said

Mary Said W
hat She Said

Robert Wilson, Darryl Pinckney, Ludovico Einaudi, Isabelle Huppert / German Premiere
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Direction, set and light design
Robert Wilson

Isabelle Huppert


Text by
Darryl Pinckney


Ludovico Einaudi


Jacques Reynaud


Associate director
Charles Chemin


Associate set design
Annick Lavallée-Benny


Associate light design
Xavier Baron


Associate costume design
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


Set and props made by Atelier Espace et Compagnie
Costumes made by Atelier Caraco
Shoes made by Repetto



Following the legendary success of ‘The Black Rider’, ‘Alice’ and ‘Time Rocker’ in the 1990s, theatre visionary Robert Wilson is finally back at Thalia with ‘Mary Said What She Said’, featuring Oscar-nominated superstar actress Isabelle Huppert in a spellbinding solo performance.


From the pen of Wilson’s long-time writer Darryl Pinckney, who previously wrote the monologue ‘Orlando’ in 1993 for the Wilson/Huppert dream team, comes this new treatment of well-known historical material on Mary Stuart, Queen of France and Scotland. A story of love, power, betrayal – and of an irrepressible desire for freedom, performed by one of the most charismatic actresses of our time. It is an engaging portrait of a strong, extraordinary personality, a woman who fought passionately for her version of history, right up to the moments before her execution.

A Théâtre de la Ville production, Paris in collaboration with EdM Productions
A co-production with the Wiener Festwochen, Teatro della Toscana in Florence, International Theatre Amsterdam, Thalia Theatre, Hamburg


German Premiere 27th & 28th September 2019, Thalia Theater

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„Actress Isabelle Huppert at her very best“ – Eberhard Spreng, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Fazit, 22.05.2019


„Mary talks. And talks and talks. And while she talks, as if she’s trying to escape her fate, her whole world passes away. Bob Wilson premieres the solo from Scottish Queen Mary Stuart at the Pariser Théâtre de la Ville with Isabelle Huppert, like a battle of language against the world’s noise.“ Eberhard Spreng, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Fazit, 22.05.2019


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