James II actor will not return this week: Andrew Rothney, the actor playing James II who sustained an onstage football-related injury on Saturday, has been sidelined for the remaining Edinburgh performances of the James Plays.
National Museum reveals James Plays objects: The National Museum of Scotland has organised an event bringing together historians and theatre makers who are concerned with the James Plays, currently playing at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre.
Eighteen months after their first outing, the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of the James Plays trilogy remains a theatrical event worth anybody’s time and money.
The actor playing the title role in James II in the National Theatre of Scotland’s James Plays trilogy was rushed to hospital on Saturday, following an incident during an on-stage football game.
Edinburgh tickets on NTS list:
Big hits and tight flits are among the Edinburgh shows and events announced in the first six months of the National Theatre of Scotland 2016 season.
I’ve had a ‘slow’ week — or at least a slower one! By tonight, I’ll have seen just seven shows — but also three readings, too, so perhaps that makes ten. I’ve also done two big interviews — with singer Jane McDonald, ahead of her season in Cats in Blackpool, and with actor David Suchet, as he returns to the West End in The Importance of Being Earnest this coming week, both of which will run in The Stage on July 9.
Rona Munro’s immense historical trilogy The James Plays – about the Kings James I, II and III of Scotland – will return to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in February 2016, then tour in a unique format nationally and internationally. The trilogy, originally produced by the NTS with the National Theatre and the EIF, will open for previews on 3 February 2016, opening on Saturday 6, and a full trilogy again on Saturday 13 February.
Can you keep up with all the 2014 theatrical year round-ups? I’ve rounded up the round-ups to give you a quick overview. The Guardian went ALL out looking back with a profusion of top 10 lists from its various critics, including eminence grise Michael Billington, fringe and festival queen Lyn Gardner, columnist Mark Lawson and […]