The James Plays

Rothney subbed in James plays

Rothney subbed in James plays

James II actor will not return this week:
Andrew Rothney, the actor playing James II who sustained an onstage football-related injury on Saturday, has been sidelined for the remaining Edinburgh performances of the James Plays.

February 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Kings James revealed

The Kings James revealed

National Museum reveals James Plays objects:
The National Museum of Scotland has organised an event bringing together historians and theatre makers who are concerned with the James Plays, currently playing the Festival Theatre.

February 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The James Plays

The James Plays

The James Plays Trilogy: ★★★★☆
Eighteen months after their first outing, the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of the James Plays trilogy remains a theatrical event worth anybody’s time and money.

February 7, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
Football injury hits NTS James II

Football injury hits NTS James II

Onstage incident puts actor in hospital:
The actor playing the title role in James II in the National Theatre of Scotland’s James Plays trilogy was rushed to hospital on Saturday, following an incident during an on-stage football game.

February 7, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
NTS 2016 Season announce

NTS 2016 Season announce

Edinburgh tickets on NTS list:
Big hits and tight flits are among the Edinburgh shows and events announced in the first six months of the National Theatre of Scotland 2016 season.

November 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
The James Plays Return

The James Plays Return

Unique touring format for trilogy:
Rona Munro’s immense historical trilogy: The James Plays – about the Kings James I, II and III of Scotland – will return to the Festival Theatre in February 2016.

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The James Plays – An Overview

The James Plays – An Overview

★★★★☆ Event theatre
The confidence, skill and sheer brass neck demonstrated in The James Plays mean that any drawbacks in individual parts are submerged in the feeling that this is an Event with a capital E. Not just in theatrical terms – although goodness knows they qualify on that score – but possibly culturally and historically too.

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James III: The True Mirror

James III: The True Mirror

★★★★☆ Humorously anachronistic
Cheerfully modern – and far more upbeat than its ostensibly tragic material would have suggested – James III: The True Mirror provides an energetic, occasionally puzzling conclusion to The James Plays.

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James II: Day of the Innocents

James II: Day of the Innocents

★★★☆☆ Chilling
There’s a chilling tone to much of James II: Day of The Innocents. Quieter and more brooding than the plays which bookend it, it provides a necessary contrast, but is the least impressive of the three on its own terms.

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James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock

James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock

★★★★☆ Historic
The high energy and dramatic power of James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock brings history into sharp focus and provides a fitting start to Rona Munro’s trilogy: the James Plays.

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