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Rebus: Long Shadows – The Opera House Manchester

Writers: Ian Rankin and Rona Munro Director: Robin Lefevre Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard Ian Rankin has treated theatre audiences to a brand new outing for his much loved woebegone detective John Rebus (Charles Lawson). Now retired from the force; this new piece picks up an even more morose, shuffling older figure of a man now with more time on his hands to ...

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Rebus: Long Shadows – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Ian Rankin Adaption: Rona Munro Director: Robin Lefevre Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Edinburgh’s favourite detective comes home. Over thirty years after he first appeared in print and ten years since he was last seen on TV, notwithstanding repeats, Rebus has finally made it on to the stage. Whether it was worth the wait is open to question. Long Shadows is ...

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Rebus: Long Shadows – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writers: Ian Rankin and Rona Munro Director: Robin Lefevre Reviewer: James Garrington Detective Inspector John Rebus has retired. Or at least, that’s the theory. Then the daughter of a murder victim suddenly appears on the stairs outside his flat, and he’s drawn back into his past. Haunted by the memories of cases that went unsolved, he throws himself back into ...

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Watership Down – The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor

Watershed Down at The Watermill Theatre

Writer: Richard Adams Adaptor: Rona Munro Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Mary Scriven It has been well catalogued that Richard Adams’ first novel Watership Down started life as a story told to his two daughters, Juliet and Rosamond, to while away the time on a long car journey. And this may give the impression that Rona Munro’s clever adaptation, now running ...

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The James Plays – Lyric Theatre Royal, Plymouth

James I – The Key Will Keep The Lock James II – Day of The Innocents James III – The True Mirror Author: Rona Munro Composers: Paul Leonard-Morgan and Will Gregory Director: Laurie Sansom Movement Director: Neil Battles Musical Director: Alasdair Macrae Playwright Rona Munro’s bloodthirsty epic of 15th Century Stewart monarchy is fresh, exciting and eminently watchable – even ...

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The James Plays – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

James I – The Key Will Keep The Lock James II – Day of The Innocents James III – The True Mirror Author: Rona Munro Composers: Paul Leonard-Morgan and Will Gregory Director: Laurie Sansom Movement Director: Neil Battles Musical Director: Alasdair Macrae Reviewer: Fiona Hannon The James Plays have been described as Scotland’s answer to Game of Thrones. They aren’t. ...

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INTERVIEW: Peter Forbes on The James Plays

Peter Forbes in The James Plays

Rona Munro’s trilogy, The James Plays, received wide critical acclaim in both Edinburgh and London during 2014. Now the plays, taking an epic look of three of Scotland’s Kings, is touring, visiting Australia, New Zealand and Canada as well as extensive UK dates. Peter Forbes, was in the original company in 2014 and reprised his role as Balvenie for the ...

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The James Plays – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Rona Munro Director: Laurie Sansom Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Eighteen months after the National Theatre of Scotland staged this modern trilogy of Scottish history plays at the Edinburgh International Festival, the company have reunited for a mammoth six-month international tour. With a collective running time of nearly eight hours, Rona Munro’s epic cycle of stories takes us on a ...

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