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August 2017
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The James Plays

Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and National Theatre of Great Britain

EMBARKING ON A MAJOR UK AND INTERNATIONAL TOUR IN 2016

Three plays about James I, II and III of Scotland by Rona Munro, directed by Laurie Sansom

James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock
James II: Day of the Innocents
James III: The True Mirror


The James Plays are a modern cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro. This vividly-imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century.

Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future; viewed together they create a complex and compelling narrative on Scottish culture and nationhood. An ensemble of 20 actors takes the audience through a rarely-explored period of history with playful wit and boisterous theatricality.

Approximate durations
James I: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
James II: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
James III: 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)

An age guide of 14+ is suggested.