Laurie Sansom

Sansom to leave NTS

Sansom to leave NTS

Artistic director to leave in June:
The National Theatre of Scotland has announced that artistic director and chief executive Laurie Sansom will be leaving the organisation at the end of June.

April 15, 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
Abbey poaches NTS duo

Abbey poaches NTS duo

Neil Murray and Graham McLaren are to leave their key roles at the National Theatre of Scotland next year, to take over as joint directors of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.

July 21, 2015 | By | 1 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 Driver’s Seat

The Driver’s Seat

✭✭✭✩✩ Fury and fear:
The National Theatre of Scotland’s adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat has a righteous fury, combined with a drive born out of cleverly harnessed technology and a tight ensemble.

June 19, 2015 | By | 1 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.

August 12, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
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.

August 12, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More