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James III: The True Mirror

National Theatre of Scotland & National Theatre of Great Britain

Part three of the James Plays, featuring Jamie Sives as James III and Sofie Gråbøl as Queen Margaret.

Like James III himself, the final instalment of Rona Munro's extraordinary trilogy is colourful, brash and unpredictable. It turns its eye on the women of the royal court, both lowly and high-born, who prove to be its beating heart.

Irresistible, charismatic, a man of fashion and culture, James III is a man with big dreams... and no budget to realise any of them. But he's convinced a true king should never allow such minor details to deprive his people of the magnificent European-style court they deserve.

Obsessed with grandiose schemes that his nation can ill afford, James is loved and loathed in dangerously unstable proportions. But Scotland's future will be decided by the woman who loves him best of all, his resourceful and resilient wife, Queen Margaret of Denmark.

As the nation thunders dangerously close to regicide and civil war, her true love and clear vision offer the only protection that can save a fragile monarchy and rescue a struggling people. But the cost for Margaret herself may be too high...

Please note this performance contains strong language and nudity and may not be suitable for children.

Access Information

Captions and signing cannot be viewed from the stage seats. Please book seats in the auditorium. If you have access needs regarding mobility, there are no wheelchair spaces on the stage, please call Hub Tickets on 0131 473 2089 to book the seats most appropriate for your needs.

Latecomers who have stage seats will not be admitted until the interval.

A co-production by the National Theatre of Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain

Performed in English
Touch Tour
Audio Described
British Sign Language

By Rona Munro
World Premiere

National Theatre of Scotland and National Theatre of Great Britain

Laurie Sansom Director
Jon Bausor Designer

Featuring Jamie Sives as James III and Sofie Gråbøl as Queen Margaret

Cast members Cameron Barnes, Daniel Cahill, Blythe Duff, Sarah Higgins, Stephanie Hyam, Rona Morison, Andrew Rothney, Mark Rowley and Fiona Wood

10-22 August 2014

  • Festival Theatre (Show on map)
  • 150 minutes
  • £15 - £35*

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