James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock

8th April 2016
Location: Kings Theatre
Tickets: £25 to £49 Get Tickets

James I is returning for a high-profile UK and international tour, and is coming to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre for one single performance in April 2016.

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The critically acclaimed James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock, the first instalment of The James Plays trilogy, is coming to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre for one night on the 8th of April 2016!

Prisoner of England for 18 years, James is delivered back to his homeland, with an English bride, to reign as James I of Scotland. Returning to a troubled nation, he faces terrible choices if he is to save himself, his Queen and the crown.

The James Plays

The National Theatre of Scotland, the National Theatre of Great Britain and the Edinburgh International Festival present The James Plays

When The James Plays premiered in Summer 2014, the critical and public impact was extraordinary. Described by The Telegraph as ‘better than Shakespeare’ and ‘Rona Munro’s thrilling trilogy could be the finest history plays ever penned’ The James Plays sold out their run at the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain in London, causing a storm of attention, and thrilling audiences. Now returning for a high-profile UK and international tour, these plays represent theatre-making at its very best.

James I, James II and James III are a modern cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro. This vividly-imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century and represents an unprecedented co-production by the National Theatre of Scotland, the National Theatre of Great Britain and the Edinburgh International Festival.

By Rona Munro
Directed by Laurie Sansom

Onstage seating

For each performance there are a strictly limited number of onstage seats available – currently no more than 40. These unreserved seats, built into the set in the style of choir stalls, are at heart of the action. Facing out to the rest of the auditorium, they form a people’s parliament overlooking the courts of James I, II and III and so, unusually, you will share the performer’s perspective of the space.

Please note this performance contains strong language, flashing and strobe lighting and violent scenes and is not suitable for children.