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  • Thursday 4th April 2019

Scary Mary

The Edinburgh Dungeon offers ‘scary Mary’ residency

The Edinburgh Dungeon offered one unlucky peasant the chance to play one of the most famous royals in history as part of a special Dungeon tour on World Theatre Day, 27th March 2019.  The popular city-centre attraction introduced Mary Queen of Scots as a new show in January this year and she is proving an extremely popular addition to the existing cast of legendary and grisly Scottish historical figures that feature within the eleven-show Edinburgh Dungeon tour – including Burke & Hare, Sawney Bean and badass Scottish witch, Agnes Finnie.

For the Dungeon’s ‘Scary Mary Residency’ competition peasants were asked to submit a sentence on its social media channels stating why they deserved the part for a day.  The Edinburgh Dungeon Mary show is a two-hander, led by a narrator – one of the Dungeon’s teams of 40 professional actors – with the Mary role in charge of terrifying scares and ghostly appearances, as well as the operation of a myriad of special effects behind the scenes.  On the day, the chosen victim - Nicole Anderson - received expert coaching, costume and make-up to transform into Scotland’s tragic queen. Dungeon team leader Lori and Performance Manager Lyndsay were on hand to support as Nicole scared our Dungeon audiences silly!

Scary Mary Selfie