A co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival
‘A towering achievement. A modern classic’ Evening Standard
‘Astonishing. A feast of theatrical might and blistering emotion’ Daily Telegraph
‘A huge theatrical event. A mighty trilogy’ The Scotsman
‘Unequivocally plays for today. Munro skilfully interweaves the personal and the political' Guardian
‘Rona Munro’s three plays can stand confidently alone but, taken together, have a scale and reach that is thrilling and satisfying in equal measures’ Independent
‘Electric. Compelling pieces of storytelling’ Scotland on Sunday
Winner of The Herald Fringe First Award, August 2014
Exhilarating and vividly imagined, Rona Munro’s The James Plays – James I, James II and James III – bring to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century. Full of playful wit and boisterous theatricality, they offer a compelling narrative on culture and nationhood. Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future. Alternatively, view them as a trilogy from just £45
Playing from 10 September in the Olivier Theatre.
James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock
James II: Day of the Innocents
James III: The True Mirror
£15 On Stage Seats
To book on stage seats for any of The James Plays, please go to the show page, select dates & buy tickets, choose a date and time and then use the automated selection option.
National Theatre of Scotland is core funded by the Scottish Government