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The James Plays Trilogy

3 Scottish kings. 3 modern plays. 1 epic theatre trilogy.

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June 16 – 26, 2016

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Our venues include accessible and adaptive seats and are available first come, first serve by calling the box office at 416 368 4849.

   

Contains nudity (James I and III), theatrical haze and strobe lighting (James II).

   

For on-stage seats: ticket holders must arrive 5 minutes before the show - no latecomers.

   

Food, drink and large bags are not permitted but can be held at the coat check free of charge.

Estimated Run Time:
2 HRS 40 MIN // INTERMISSION: 15 MIN
2 HRS 40 MIN // INTERMISSION: 15 MIN

Presented By
BMOL'Oréal

Supported By
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund

Lucille Joseph and Urban Joseph, O.C.

Gretchen and Donald Ross
Eli and Phil Taylor

Media Partners
St. Joseph CommunicationsCBC Arts

EXCLUSIVE NORTH AMERICAN DATES

The James Plays is an epic theatrical trilogy that brings to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the turbulent fifteenth century.

Scotland’s answer to Game of Thrones

— Daily Record

Following sold-out runs in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Adelaide, this 5-star modern classic, hailed as a “huge theatrical event” and “some of the finest history plays ever penned,” makes its only North American stop at the Luminato Festival in a brand new 1200-seat theatre at the iconic Hearn Generating Station.

See all three shows and save on one of our four trilogy days, or see each play individually in any order. 

A modern cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro, this vividly-imagined trilogy presents a compelling narrative on Scottish culture and nationhood – a country tussling with its past and future - by connecting the men who ruled from 1406 to 1488 to the political climate of today. Hailed as “a towering achievement” that’s “better than Shakespeare,” each play, featuring an ensemble of Great Britain’s finest performers, is presented as a standalone piece: James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock, James II: Day of the Innocents and James III: The True Mirror.
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A co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre of Great Britain and Edinburgh International Festival.

Reviews

“★★★★★/5 — Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Time Out, Financial Times”
“★★★★★/5 The finest history plays ever penned” “A feast of blistering emotion and theatrical might”
– Daily Telegraph
“★★★★★/5 A towering achievement. A modern classic”
– Evening Standard
“★★★★★/5 A high-stakes political thriller that never lets up.”
– Time Out
“★★★★★/5 Each play would stand on its own. Taken together, they offer a powerful flavour of a period crucial to the formation of the Scottish state”
– Financial Times
“★★★★/5 A huge theatrical event. A mighty trilogy”
– The Scotsman
“The most elating thing I’ve seen all year.”
– Independent
“A timely game of thrones” “Unequivocally plays for today.”
– Guardian

Cast

Joan // Mary // Ensemble - Rosemary Boyle
Joan // Mary // Ensemble Rosemary Boyle
Rosemary Boyle
James I: Joan, an English noblewoman, later wife to James I
James II: Joan, mother to James II, King of Scots // Mary, wife of James II
James III: Ensemble

Rosemary graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2014. The James Plays are her professional stage debut. Her work while training includes Napoli Milionaria, Hamlet, The Seagull, Marathon 33, Agamemnon, Cymbeline, Guys and Dolls, The Bacchae, The Insect Play, Arms and the Man and Hayfever.  Her television work includes Father Brown and Doctors.
 
Joan // Mary // Ensemble - Rosemary Boyle
Alasdair Stewart // Earl of Douglas // Jamie - Daniel Cahill
Alasdair Stewart // Earl of Douglas // Jamie Daniel Cahill
Daniel Cahill
James I: Alasdair Stewart
James II: Earl of Douglas
James III: Jamie, eldest son of James and Margaret


Daniel trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His previous work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Truant. Other theatre work includes Lot and his God (Citizens, Glasgow), Macbeth (Perth Theatre), and Blackout (ThickSkin). His film and television work includes Bruadar a' Bhais, Blackout. Exodus 21:24, Outpost 3: Rise of the Spetsnaz and River City. Director/Creative credits include Jump (National Theatre of Scotland) and Rock, Whitenoise and Bring Your Own (Thickskin Theatre).

Alasdair Stewart // Earl of Douglas // Jamie - Daniel Cahill
Big James Stewart // Hume // John - Ali Craig
Big James Stewart // Hume // John Ali Craig
Ali Craig
James I: Big James Stewart
James II: Ensemble / Hume
James III: John, Head of the Privy Council

Ali trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. His previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes The Making of Us, Macbeth, Beautiful Burnout (with Frantic Assembly) and Black Watch.Other theatre work includes Into That Darkness (Citizens Theatre), The BFG, Hecuba, Victoria (Dundee Rep Theatre), The Secret Garden (Footlights Productions), Hamlet (Greenwich Theatre) and Waterproof (Òran Mór). His television credits include Shetland for ITV. RiverThe Monarch of the Glen, Sea of Souls and Black Watch for BBC Television. His films include May I Kill U?, The Making of Us, Outpost: Black Sun, Weekender, Pelican Blood and The Good Times Are Killing Me. His radio credits include Topaz, McLevy, Immaculate and Black Watch for BBC Radio.
Big James Stewart // Hume // John - Ali Craig
Margaret - Malin Crépin
Margaret Malin Crépin
Malin Crépin
James III: Margaret, Queen of Scots

Malin Crépin was born on August 22, 1978 in Stockholm, Sweden. From 1998 to 2002, she received her training at the Malmö Theatre Academy. Since then, she has been active in the Stockholm City Theatre and at the Swedish National Theater, in Stockholm. Crépin has also played in films and television series. Crépin embodied in 2012, the main role of the journalist Annika Bengtzon from the books by the Swedish novelist Liza Marklund. She is also known for Oslo, August 31st (2011), Nobel's Last Will (2012) and In Your Veins (2009).
 
Margaret - Malin Crépin
Isabella Stewart // Annabella - Blythe Duff
Isabella Stewart // Annabella Blythe Duff
Blythe Duff
James I: Isabella Stewart, Regent Consort
James II: Isabella Stewart
James III: Annabella, the King's aunt

Blythe’s previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes The James Plays (2014), Beautiful Burnout (with Frantic Assembly at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York, and Sydney, Perth and Wellington Festivals), Be Near Me (with Donmar Warehouse) and Home.
 
Other theatre work includes include Into That Darkness (Citizens, Glasgow), Ciara (Traverse, Edinburgh/Datum Point Productions (which she founded in 2010) for which she won a Best Actress Award at the 2014 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS), a Fringe First and a Herald Angel Award), Good With People (Datum Point/Paines Plough/Òran Mór/59E59 Theater, New York), Just Checking (Datum Point), Iron (Firebrand, for which she won the Best Actress Award at CATS in 2013), Infinite Scotland (Big Sky), Mum’s the Word (R.C. Kelly/Volcanic Productions, New Zealand), King of the Fields (Traverse, Edinburgh) and Swing Hammer Swing (Citizens, Glasgow).Her film work includes Sarajevo, part of the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival. Her work with various orchestras includes Hansel and Gretel and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Her opera work includes Street Scene (Scottish Opera/English National Opera). Her radio credits include various readings for The Complete Works of Robert Burns. She is probably best known for playing Jackie Reid in Taggart for Scottish Television/ITV for 21 seasons. In 2011 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Caledonian University.
Isabella Stewart // Annabella - Blythe Duff
Ensemble // John Stewart // Ensemble - Nicholas Elliott
Ensemble // John Stewart // Ensemble Nicholas Elliott
Nicholas Elliott
James I: Ensemble
James II: John Stewart, a Scottish Lord
James III: Ensemble

Nick trained at the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin. His theatre credits include The Snow Queen, A Christmas Carol (Cumbernauld Theatre), Roadkill (Pachamama Productions/Richard Jordan Productions/Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), Deadinburgh (Las Theatre Company/The Gate Productions), The Authorised Kate Bane, Decky Does a Bronco (Grid Iron), The 27 Club, (27 Productions), The Hard Man (Scottish National Theatre Consortium), A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Druid), Father Mathew, The Importance of Being Earnest and Black Is the Colour (Lyric Theatre, Belfast). His recent television credits include River City, Castles in the Sky, Waterloo Road and Lip Service. His films include City, Legacy and Kitchen.
Ensemble // John Stewart // Ensemble - Nicholas Elliott
Balvenie - Peter Forbes
Balvenie Peter Forbes
Peter Forbes
James I: Balvenie, of the Douglas family
James II: Balvenie, of the Douglas family

Peter studied at the University of Edinburgh and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes The James Plays (2014) and Black Watch (at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York). Other stage credits include Our Country’s Good, The Observer, Afterlife, Never So Good , Two Weeks With The Queen (National Theatre of Great Britain), How To Hold Your Breath (Royal Court, London), The Same Deep Water As Me (Donmar Warehouse), Singin’ In The Rain, Mamma Mia!, Henceforward… (London’s West End), Donkey’s Years (national tour), Way Upstream, A Small Family Business, A Word From Our Sponsor (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Educating Agnes (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh).

His film work includes Nativity 3, Wilde and Blue Ice. His television work includes Endeavour, Holby, The Promise, The First Men in the Moon, Doctors, Taggart, Eastenders, Bad Girls, The Bill, Berkeley Square, The Government Inspector, Walking on the Moon, The English Revolution, and Little Devil.

Radio includes The Architects, Burns and the Bankers, Black Watch, Beryl du Jour and Raffles, and he is the narrator of several audiobooks, including Peter May’s bestselling Lewis Trilogy, China Thrillers, Entry Island and Runaway, and Ian Rankin’s Malcolm Fox novels The Complaints and The Impossible Dead.
Balvenie - Peter Forbes
Ensemble // Davy Douglas // Ramsay - Andrew Fraser
Ensemble // Davy Douglas // Ramsay Andrew Fraser
Andrew Fraser
James I: Ensemble
James II: Davy Douglas, the Earl's younger brother
James III: Ramsay, the King's personal servant

Andrew trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes Black Watch (UK and international tour) and Let the Night One In (St Ann’s Warehouse, New York). Other theatre work includes King John (Óran Mòr), The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot (macrobert, Stirling) and his work while training includes The Threepenny OperaTommyInto the WoodsSunday in the Park With GeorgeWatertightLaramie Project and Spring Awakening
Ensemble // Davy Douglas // Ramsay - Andrew Fraser
Ensemble // Annabella // Phemy - Dani Heron
Ensemble // Annabella // Phemy Dani Heron
Dani Heron
James I: Ensemble
James II: Annabella, the King's sister
James III: Phemy, a lady of the court

Dani trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Her recent theatre work includes The Venetian Twins (The Lyceum, Edinburgh), A Perfect Stroke (Òran Mór /Traverse Theatre), Chariots of Fire (London’s West End), Aladdin (Eden Court), One Turbulent Ambassador (Lyric Hammersmith), Merry Wives of Windsor (The Drill Hall, London), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Greenwich Theatre), Borders of Paradise and Pride and Prejudice (LAMDA).

Her television work includes Casualty and film work includes Skin Deep, I Am Me and Rat Trap.
Ensemble // Annabella // Phemy - Dani Heron
Ensemble // Tam // Musician - Brian James O’Sullivan
Ensemble // Tam // Musician Brian James O’Sullivan
Brian James O’Sullivan
James I: Ensemble
James II: Ensemble
James III: Tam, a member of the household / Musician

 
Ensemble // Tam // Musician - Brian James O’Sullivan
Ensemble - Sian Mannifield
Ensemble Sian Mannifield
Sian Mannifield
James I: Ensemble
James II: Ensemble
James III: Ensemble

Sian trained at Queen Margaret University College.
 
Her theatre credits include A Bench in the Road (Charioteer Theatre), Get Up and Tie Your Fingers (Guild of LIllians/Customs House/national tour), Six Black Candles (Goldfish Theatre/tour), Waiting Room, Loves Fire, Shakespeare’s Women, Ad Infinitum (Zendeh), Cinderella (Brunton), Tristan and Mr Poppins (Zendeh), The Bridge  and Beach (Boilerhouse).
 
Television credits include Lip Service, Rab C Nesbitt, Still Game and High Times.
 
Sian has performed in various short films and has worked for BBC Radio as a voiceover artist. She has toured extensively as a singer with Absolute Abba and was a lead vocalist with The Divine Divas and The Double D Band.
Ensemble - Sian Mannifield
Crichton // Ensemble // Musician - David Mara
Crichton // Ensemble // Musician David Mara
David Mara
James I: Ensemble
James II: Crichton, Earl and Keeper of Edinburgh Castle
James III: Ensemble / Musician

David trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His theatre credits include Our Country’s Good (National Theatre of Great Britain), Arcadia (English Touring Theatre), The King’s Kilt (Óran Mòr), Pocket Henry V (Propeller Theatre Company / UK and international tours), Oliver! (Crucible, Sheffield), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (National Theatre of Great Britain/London’s West End), The Second Mrs Tanqueray, Treasure Island (Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames), Othello (Donmar Warehouse, London), Peapickers (Eastern Angles), Pericles (Cardboard Citizens/ Royal Shakespeare Company), The Tempest (Crucible Theatre / Old Vic), King John, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, La Lupa (Royal Shakespeare Company), As You Like It and Antony and Cleopatra (English Shakespeare Company).Radio includes The Stanley Baxter Playhouse – The Flying Scotsman. His television work includes Doctors, Casualty, Murder in Mind and Taggart, and his films include Memorabilis.
Crichton // Ensemble // Musician - David Mara
James I // Ensemble // Sandy - Steven Miller
James I // Ensemble // Sandy Steven Miller
Steven Miller
James I: James I
James II: Ensemble
James III: Sandy, the King's younger brother


Steven trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes Black Watch.Other theatre credits include No Way Back, Othello (Frantic Assembly), The Perfect Murder (national tour), The Blood Is Strong (Finborough), Lord Of The Rings (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Fiddler On The Roof (Crucible, Sheffield), Long Short and Tall (Pleasance), Richard II (Old Vic), Cargo (Oval House) and Paradise Lost (Bristol Old Vic).

His television credits include Silent Witness, Father Brown, Coming Up, Our Girl, Casualty, Holby City and The Bill.His film credits include A Christmas Carol, Drone Strike (short) and Twelfth Night.

Steven is also a Motion Capture artist and has recently become a practitioner for Frantic Assembly.

James I // Ensemble // Sandy - Steven Miller
Ensemble // Musician - Calum Morrison
Ensemble // Musician Calum Morrison
Calum Morrison
James I: Ensemble / Musician
James II: Ensemble / Musician
James III: Ensemble / Musician

Calum trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, specialising in bagpipes, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bodhran. Calum has performed throughout Europe as part of the large-scale dance show Celtic Legends and most recently was Musical Director for the house band at Disneyworld’s Irish themed venue in Florida.
Ensemble // Musician - Calum Morrison
Henry V // James III - Matthew Pidgeon
Henry V // James III Matthew Pidgeon
Matthew Pidgeon
James I: Henry V, King of England
James III: James III


Matthew’s previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes Caledonia, Realism and The Wonderful World of Dissocia (with Edinburgh International Festival).

Other previous theatre work includes Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies (Royal Shakespeare Company), Edward II, This House (National Theatre of Great Britain), Midsummer (Tricycle, London/Soho Theatre, London/tour), Much Ado About Nothing, The Globe Mysteries (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Cherry Orchard, The Man Who Had All The Luck, Vanity Fair, Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio, Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Glass Menagerie, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet (The Lyceum, Edinburgh), Kyoto (Traverse, Edinburgh/ Òran Mór), The Tempest, Dave’s Last Laugh (Tron, Glasgow), The Nest (Traverse, Edinburgh), 8000M (Suspect Culture/Tramway, Glasgow), The Lying Kind (Royal Court, London), Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness (Plymouth Theatre Royal), Antigone, Born Guilty, The Grapes of Wrath (7:84), Macbeth (Landor Theatre) and Playing Hide and Seek With Jesus (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh).
 
His television work includes Fiona’s Story, Casualty, Casualty@Holby City, Rockface, Taggart, This Morning With Richard Not Judy. Film work includes A Shot At Glory, State And Main and The Winslow Boy.
 
Matthew has appeared in many dramas for BBC Radio.

Henry V // James III - Matthew Pidgeon
Meg // Ensemble - Sally Reid
Meg // Ensemble Sally Reid
Sally Reid
James I: Meg, a lady of the Scottish court
James II: Meg, a lady of the Scottish court
James III: Ensemble

Sally’s previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes An Appointment with the Wickerman, Miracle Man, Empty and The Crucible.Other theatre work includes Great Expectations, Time and the Conways (Dundee Rep), THREE SISTERS (Tron Theatre), BLITHE SPIRIT (Perth Horsecross), GUID SISTERS, UNION (Royal Lyceum), DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (nominated best actress CATS awards 2012), DOUBT (Theatre Jezebel), SUNSET SONG (HMT, Aberdeen), THE WALL (nominated best actress CATS awards 2008), THE DUCKY, THE CHOOKY BRAE (Borderline).  Recent TV credits include; ONLY AN EXCUSE, SCOT SQUAD (2 series) for BBC Scotland. Sally attended the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago where she trained in Meisner, Viewpoints and improvisation with ensemble members.
Meg // Ensemble - Sally Reid
Walter Stewart // James II // Cochrane - Andrew Rothney
Walter Stewart // James II // Cochrane Andrew Rothney
Andrew Rothney
James I: Walter Stewart
James II: James II
James III: Cochrane, a lord of the court


Andrew trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. His theatre credits include Macbeth (Perth Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Glasgow Repertory Company), The Sea Between Us (Skraelings Theatre Company), A Dream on Midsummer’s Night (Wee Stories), Facegone (Òran Mór), Beauty and the Beast (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh), The Cherry Orchard (Dundee Rep) and A History of Scotland in 60 Minutes or Less (Sleekit Productions). His film and television credits include The Huntsman, Shetland, Outlander, Blackbird (nominated for the Michael Powell Award and the Best of the Fest Award at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival), King James Bible and The Cottage.

Walter Stewart // James II // Cochrane - Andrew Rothney
Murdac Stewart // Livingston - John Stahl
Murdac Stewart // Livingston John Stahl
John Stahl
James I: Murdac Stewart, Regent of Scotland
James II: Livingston, Earl and Keeper of Stirling Castle

John’s previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes Mary Stuart. His most recent theatre work includes The Crucible, Ghosts (Bristol Old Vic), Uncle Varick (Rapture Theatre Company), Hamlet, All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, King John, Richard III, A Soldier in Every Son, The Crucible (Royal Shakespeare Company), Much Ado About Nothing, The Globe Mysteries, Troilus and Cressida, The Frontline, We, The People, Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe), Frankenstein (National Theatre of Great Britain), Memory Cells (Pleasance Theatre), The Gods Weep (Royal Shakespeare Company/Hampstead Theatre), Macbeth (Royal Exchange Theatre), Carthage Must Be Destroyed (Theatre Royal, Bath) and The Alice Trilogy (Royal Court). His television work includes Shetland 3, Game of Thrones, Holby City, Being Human, Beehive, Rebus – The First Stone, The Darien Venture, Doctors, Murder Rooms, Glasgow Kiss, Life of Jolly, Para Handy, Dr Finlay, Resort to Murder, Crime Story, Taggart, High Road, Garnock Way and Albert and the Lion. His film work includes Loch Ness and his radio work includes Mr Standfast, Professor Bernhardi, Gagarin Way, McLevy and The Laughing Policeman. John received The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 1997, for Anna Weiss (Traverse, Edinbrugh). He was the Assistant Director at Darlington Drama Centre from 1975 to 1976.
Murdac Stewart // Livingston - John Stahl
Ensemble // William Douglas // Ross - Andrew Still
Ensemble // William Douglas // Ross Andrew Still
Andrew Still
James I: Ensemble
James II: William Douglas, Balvenie's son
James III: Ross, middle son of James III and Margaret

Andrew’s previous theatre work includes Jerusalem: Song Of Deeds and Prom Night Of The Living Dead (Scottish Youth Theatre).His television work includes Waterloo Road. Outlander, Fried, Hollyoaks and Hollyoaks Later.The James Plays is Andrew’s professional stage debut.
Ensemble // William Douglas // Ross - Andrew Still
Ensemble // Daisy - Fiona Wood
Ensemble // Daisy Fiona Wood
Fiona Wood
James I: Ensemble
James II: Ensemble
James III: Daisy, a laundress

Fiona trained at the Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts. Her previous work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes The James Plays (2014) and Truant.Her other theatre work includes Cannibal Women of Mars (Limelight), Sleeping Beauty (NLP Theatre Company), The Steamie (Neil Laidlaw), Flo White, Ya Beauty and the Beast (Tron, Glasgow), Aladdin (Websters Theatre), I Will Survive (InsideOut Productions), Gabriel’s Gig (Drake Music) and The Winter King (Gordon Dougall). Her television work includes Sketchland, Hospital 24/7, Scot Squad and Rab C. Nesbitt.She appeared in the short films Room 9 and Home for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Ensemble // Daisy - Fiona Wood

Creative Team

Rona Munro is a Scottish writer and playwright. Her theatre works include Iron, The Last WitchStrawberries in January, Mary Barton, Long Time Dead, and The Indian Boy. She is also known for being the author of the last Doctor Who television serial of the original run to air, Survival (1989). Her history cycle The James Plays were first performed by the National Theatre of Scotland in summer 2014 in a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain. Munro currently lives and works in London.

WRITTEN BY
Rona Munro

DIRECTOR
Laurie Sansom

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
John Bausor

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Philip Gladwell

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
Neil Bettles

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Luke Kernaghan

ASSOCIATE SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Jean Chan

ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER
Rob Casey

ORIGINAL SOUND DESIGNER, JAMES I & JAMES II
Christopher Shutt

SOUND DESIGNERS FOR 2016 REVIVAL OF JAMES II
Christopher Shutt & Nick Sagar

SOUND DESIGNER, JAMES III
Nick Sagar

COMPOSER, JAMES I & JAMES II
Paul Leonard-Morgan

COMPOSER, JAMES III
Will Gregory

SOUND ASSOCIATE, JAMES I & JAMES II
Nick Sagar

SOUND ASSOCIATE
Kevin Murray

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Alasdair Macrae

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Caitlin Skinner

CASTING DIRECTOR
Laura Donnelly

“Robin” composed by Will Gregory and Alasdair Macrae

Pre-show arrangements, additional arranging and hammered dulcimer by Alasdair Macrae

Additional piping arrangements by Cameron Barnes

Additional Voice Work by Ros Steen

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Synopsis

James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock

James II: Day of The Innocents

James III: The True Mirror


Workshop

Workshops for Actors and Directors with Luke Kernaghan, Associate Director, The James Plays​
for professional performance-makers

These workshops will take a practical look at the challenges and opportunities for invention posed by staging three plays with a single company of actors. It would be useful (but not necessary) for participants to have seen at least one of the plays. Actors should wear comfortable clothes that they can move in as the workshop will include a physical warm up and some insight into the fights or more physical aspects. 

WHERE:

Side Room at the Hearn Generating Station

WHEN:

Friday, June 24
10 AM – 1 PM: Workshop for actors
2 – 5 PM: Workshops for directors and other non-actors

How to Register:

$40 fee each session, both for $70 (registration required / 25 participants maximum per session)
To register for the workshops send an email with your resume and a brief paragraph about your interest to workshops@luminato.com.

FAQ

Are the plays in modern language?
The James Plays are contemporary dramas written by Scottish playwright Rona Munro. They are all in modern language written for a contemporary audience.
Do I need to see all three of The James Plays in chronological order?
No, you can see each play individually, in any order, though we encourage you to experience all three shows on one of our four trilogy days (June 18, 19, 25, 26). When presented in previous cities, audiences have enthusiastically seen all three plays in one day.
How do I book the all three shows and do you have a special package rate?

You can see all plays on one day or build your own schedule by choosing any of the performance times that best suit you. From June 16 to 22, buy all three shows for $110 in Price 4 (reg. $117), $160 in Price 3 (reg. $177), $220 for Price 2 (reg. $252) and $290 in Price 1 (reg. $342). Special package pricing subject to availability.

Need assistance? Call us at 416 368 4849.
What is on-stage seating and how do I buy tickets?
Each performance has a limited number of seats built into the set so that you can be at heart of the action. These seats are accessed via stairs and are not accessible to wheelchairs or patrons with limited mobility. No latecomers admitted, no re-admittance if you leave your on-stage seat during the performance. No food or drinks on stage. On-stage seating is located sections 501 and 502 and can be easily purchased by choosing available seats in these sections from the seat map.
I want to know more about the Hearn Generating Station.
For the most up-to-date information on The Hearn Generating Station and its services, visit the venue page.