Me, Myself and Mary (Queen of Scots)

Theatre (alternative comedy, solo show)

  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


From award-winning writer Raymond Friel, Me, Myself and Mary (Queen of Scots) is a one-woman play with a cast of thousands! Join citizen historian and proud Shetlander Mary Fraser on a whistle-stop tour of Mary Stuart's life and times and – amazingly – how they mirror her own! (Albeit with less beheadings and an annoying sister instead of a cousin). Jam-packed with murder, mayhem, intrigue, family infighting and gender politics, the story of Queen Mary’s life is more relevant now than ever… and all of this with a Shetland twist.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is level access into the Centre from the John Knox House entrance. If entering using the main SSC entrance there are 9 steps up. Once inside there is a lift that can take customers down to the -1 floor which is the top of the raked seating. If not it is 16 steps down to the top of the raked seating.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Charles Dundas 115 days ago

Raymond Friel’s script absolutely thrums with life in the hands of Jordanna O'Neill‘s direction here. Unsurprisingly Marjolein Robertson is completely at home playing all 20 of the distinct characters (I counted, and included both the wordless zombie sister and the dolphin prince) and the comic mime and stage work is flawless.

At times this feels almost like a play for children, but moments later there’s as much swearing and poignant exploration of themes of death and family as you’d find in the most avant guard of theatre. Yet these sharp gear changes are as smooth as silk in the hands of O’Neill and Robertson.

Five stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Simon Marr 119 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Took my history mad 12 yr old and she said it was amazing. Great energy and sense of fun and some real emotional depth as well.

Dan Rous 120 days ago

A brilliant history lesson in the most wonderfully entertaining, funny and poignant way possible. Marjolein will have you enthralled from even before the show starts as she brings you the health and safety info like you've never heard before. The show wonderfully and powerfully intertwines history with real life. There's a few humourous (mis)interpretations of history which add to the whole tale. And the unexpected twist at the end will draw you in and stretch your emotions even further. Brilliantly brilliant show. Great venue. Miss it and miss out on something special.

Tristan Selvage 120 days ago

Witty, energetic and unexpectedly touching, this is a tour de force. Marjolein Robertson dominates the stage in a performance that manages to be both broad and comedic, and extremely personal. I strongly recommend.

Lisa 123 days ago

Informative and funny all at a time! Performed with great energy and charm.

Kat Cary 125 days ago

The show says 14+, but I highly recommend it for the whole family. My kids are 8 and 12, and they loved it as much as I did. Hilarious and poignant— a definite must-see!

David Walker 125 days ago

A wonderful play that makes it’s way through Mary Queen of Scot’s life, and some of the difficult choices she had to make in her life. The play itself is sharp on script and draws up on the talents of its lead Marjolein Robertson.

Marjolein is a sharp comic presence, engaging storyteller and makes great use of the simple but effective set effortlessly holding your attention for an hour as she itches between the central characters of the story. Her capacity to move between the absurd to the serious is wonderful to watch.

Me, Myself and Mary is well worth your time

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here. (4/5 stars) 116 days ago

An ambitious wee play, rich in storytelling, comedy, and edged with tragedy.

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Lost in Theatreland (3/5 stars) 124 days ago

Marjolein Robertson is hysterical and driven by repetitive laughs from the audience, her high energy is unlike anything I’ve seen.

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