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A Drama
by Dave Buchanan published August 2016


Suitable for Adult Groups

Price: 4.00

An historical drama about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her imprisonment on the forbidding island fortress of Lochleven in 1567.


Mary is brought to Lochleven by Lords Lindsay and Ruthven, and entrusted to the care of Sir William Douglas and his family. She is nursed back to health by Lady Margaret and two servants, Kate and Lizzie. Lindsay and Ruthven force her to abdicate in favour of her infant son James. She is visited by the Regent Moray, who tells her that he plans to have her confined to a convent. Following a failed escape attempt with George Douglas, the Laird's younger brother, she finally escapes with the help of 10 year-old Willy Douglas.


Players: 6 male 4 female


Cast: Mary Stuart, Lord Ruthven, Lord Lindsay, Sir William Douglas, Lady Margaret Douglas, George Douglas, Kate, Lizzie, Willy Douglas, James Stewart


Sets: A room in the castle, the foreshore


Period: 1567


Running Time: 45 minutes


Notes: Production notes supplied


Download Sample Script: Lochleven


ISBN: 978-1-907307-91-1


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