James I is part of Rona Munro’s trilogy The James Plays and runs alongside James II and James III. Exhilarating and vividly imagined, they bring to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous 15th century.
Through bold and irreverent storytelling, the play charts the story of the royal who at the age of 13 was captured and crowned King of Scots in an English prison. 18 years later he was delivered home with a ransom on his head and a new English bride.
Having returned to a poor nation, with nobles ready to tear him apart at the first sign of weakness, James is determined to bring the rule of law to a land riven by warring factions, but he faces terrible choices if he is to save himself, his queen and the crown.
Performances from 10 Sep 2014
Opening 25 Sep 2014
Closing 28 Oct 2014
National Theatre (Olivier)
London SE1 9PX London, England
Subway: Waterloo Parking: Underground car park for 400 cars with designated spaces for disabled.
Cameron Barnes, Daniel Cahill, Ali Craig, Blythe Duff, Nick Elliott, Peter Forbes, Andrew Fraser, Sarah Higgins, Stephanie Hyam, Gordon Kennedy, David Mara, Beth Marshall, James McArdle, Alasdair Macrae, Rona Morison, Andrew Rothney, Mark Rowley, Jamie Sives, Fiona Wood
Director: Laurie Sansom
Designer: Jon Bausor
Lighting Designer: Philip Gladwell
Written by: Rona Munro
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