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30 07.14

NTS The James Plays Trilogy at the Edinburgh Festival

Nicky Elliott is playing the role of John Stewart in ‘James II’ and also has the enormous challenge of understudying 3 main roles of this trilogy. ‘The James Plays’ will be showing at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh from 5th-22nd August before playing at the National Theatre of Great Britain in London from 10th September-29th October.


James I, James II and James III – are a new 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, Edinburgh International Festival and The National Theatre of Great Britain.

Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future; viewed together they create a complex and compelling narrative on Scottish culture and nationhood. An ensemble of 20 actors will take the audience through a rarely-explored period of history with playful wit and boisterous theatricality, and should prove a landmark of Scottish drama in a remarkable year.

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