James II: Day Of The Innocents
When: 9th April 2016 & 10th April 2016
Location: Kings Theatre
This second instalment of The James Plays trilogy, embarking on a huge UK and international tour is coming to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre for two performances in April 2016!
The critically acclaimed James II: Day Of The Innocents, the second instalment of The James Plays trilogy, is coming to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre for two performances on the 9th & 10th of April 2016!
Crowned King at aged six, James II is a puppet in a vicious game between Scotland’s most powerful families. As he approaches adulthood, James must fight for his crown while the nightmares of his childhood torment him.
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
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.