Rona Munro

Rebus casting

Rebus casting

Cathy Tyson joins Rebus cast as Siobhan:

Cathy Tyson and John Stahl are to join Charles Lawson in the first Rebus play, Long Shadows, which is touring to the King’s for a week this October 2018.

August 2, 2018 | 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 | 2 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
Tracks of the Winter Bear

Tracks of the Winter Bear

★★★☆☆ Two winter’s tales:
Tracks of the Winter Bear, the Traverse’s pre-Christmas show which plays up until Christmas Eve, is an odd beast.

December 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bold Girls

Bold Girls

✭✭✭✩✩ Careful ensemble piece:
There are no real surprises or any great excitement to be had in Bold Girls at theSpace on the Mile, but there are some solid performances by a promising young cast.

August 14, 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 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
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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