Edinburgh Festival Day 17: Denise Stoklos in Mary Stuart

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With a body like a hieroglyph and a voice like a taxi hooter, the Brazilian actress Denise Stoklos storms her way through a political and personal meditation on the life and death of Mary Queen of Scots. Her tender storytelling will tug spectators to the edge of their seats, and her grotesque characterisations of Mary Stuart and Queen Elizabeth would have Fluck and Law reaching for their sketchbooks. Between sharp historical anecdotes and bold polemic, Stoklos could (and at one point does) captivate an entire audience just by wiggling her foot. Only fools will miss this.

Assembly Rooms (venue 3), 54 George St (031-226 2428). 3pm. To 3 Sept