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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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NEWS: The Tempest announced for Norfolk And Norwich Festival

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While the full programme won’t be announced until later in the year, organisers of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival have today previewed some of the highlights. Artistic Director William Galinsky will direct a major new production of The Tempest in The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth. The building is the UK’s only surviving purpose-built circus, featuring the ability to completely flood the ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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NEWS: Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2016 announce first acts

The first shows of the 2016 Norfolk and Norwich Festival have been announced today [5 November]. Acts today include the UK Premiere of White Nights from the contemporary circus company Race Horse, a world premiere from composer Kemal Yusuf and a revival of National Theatre Scotland &National Theatre production of Rona Munro’s critically acclaimed The James Plays at Norwich's Theatre ...

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NEWS: Director Jonathan Mills reveals the full programme for his final Edinburgh International Festival

Today, at a press conference in Edinburgh, Director Jonathan Mills revealed the artists, companies and work from around the world that will fill the stages of Edinburgh’s annual cultural celebration. Over 2,400 artists from 43 nations have been invited to Edinburgh to perform in the annual showcase of the world’s great performing artists. Exploring the relationship between culture and conflict ...

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