The James Plays

Theatre Royal Plymouth

The James Plays

By Rona Munro

Archived

Saturday 28-Sunday 29 May 2016 Download Calendar

The Lyric

Details

Book a Saturday package including all three James Plays

Book a Sunday package including all three James Plays

This exhilarating and vividly imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century.

Like watching a box set, you will be able to see the entire story unfold over one thrilling day of theatre, making it an entirely unique and unforgettable experience.

The shows are accessible, funny, bawdy, character driven – historical, yes perhaps in theme, but with a carefully constructed edge that makes them feel contemporary, and relevant. These plays are not about history, time or place; they’re about people. Motivations; disappointments, being in love – or lust, being let down, or surprised by others; and whether you be a king, a son, a brother, a sister, a lover, a friend, a wife, or someone who has simply lost their path; The James Plays is a rich canvas of human experience.

James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock – 11am

Prisoner of England for 18 years, James is delivered back to his homeland, with an English bride, to reign as James I of Scotland. Returning to a troubled nation, he faces terrible choices if he is to save himself, his Queen and the crown.

James II: Day of the Innocents – 3pm

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.

James III: The True Mirror – 7.30pm

Charismatic, cultured, and obsessed with grand gestures, James III is loved and loathed by his nation. Scotland’s future may lie with his resourceful and resilient wife, Margaret of Denmark. Can she rescue a struggling nation?

Packages

Experience the complete trilogy in one day and make a great saving by booking a Saturday or Sunday day package. Individual performances are also available.

On stage seating

For each performance there are a limited number of on stage seats available. These unreserved seats, built into the set in the style of choir stalls, are at heart of the action. Contact the Box Office on 01752 267222 for more details and to book. If you wish to include on stage seating within a package, please mention this when speaking to an advisor.

Lunch and Dinner

Lunch and Dinner meal deals are also available to purchase when you book your tickets. Choose from a two course set menu with a glass of wine or soft beverage for £20, or two main bowl food courses and a dessert with a glass of wine or soft beverage for £15. See the tab above for information on the sample menus. To book please call the Box Office on 01752 267222.

Running Time: Various

Recommended for ages 14+. Contains strong language, violent scenes and nudity. James II contains strobe lighting.

Pricing & Concessions

Book a Saturday package including all three James Plays

Book a Sunday package including all three James Plays

Sat & Sun (package)

Price band A: £75
Price band B: £69
Price band C £61.80
Price band D £55.80
Price band E: £24.90 (Restricted View)

Sat & Sun (individual) – please note: individual performances will be available to book nearer the performance, the date will be announced on the website.

Price band A: £34
Price band B: £32
Price band C £28
Price band D £26
Price band E: £18 (Restricted View)

On Stage (individual) – please book via the Box Office 01752 267222

Price band A: £25

View the seat map:

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Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.

Concessions

Package:

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company
£12 off A, B & C (all packages)

Over 60s, and Disabled:
£7.50 off A, B & C (all packages)

Corporate Members:
£54 package ticket A, B & C (all packages)

Friends:
£54 package ticket A, B & C (all packages)

People’s Company:
£6 off A & B (all packages)

Groups of 10+:
£6 off A, B & C (all packages)

School groups of 10+:
£30 package ticket A & B (all packages)

Individual:

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company
£7 off A, B & C (all perfs)

Over 60s and Disabled:
£3 off A, B & C (all perfs)

Corporate Members:
£8 off A, B & C (all perfs)

Friends:
£8 off A, B & C (all perfs)

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A & B (all perfs)

Groups of 10+:
£2.50 off A, B & C (all perfs)

Groups of 20+:
£3.50 off A, B & C (all perfs)

Groups of 40+:
£4.50 off A, B & C (all perfs)

School groups of 10+:
£10 off A & B (all perfs)

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.

Exclusive menu

Lunch and Dinner meal deals are also available to purchase when you book your tickets. Choose from a two course menu with a glass of wine or soft beverage for £20, or two main ‘bowl food’ courses and a dessert with a glass of wine or soft beverage for £15. To book please call the Box Office on 01752 267222.

Two course set menu – £20

Choose 2 courses for £20 – To include a glass of house wine (175 ml) or a soft beverage.

Starters

Soup of the day (GF V)
Potted ham hock with soda bread & local chutney
Leek terrine with goats cream & chives (V)

Mains

Sea bass on a bed of creamy leeks with crushed herby potatoes (GF)
Warm salad of chargrilled green vegetables, pine nuts & parmesan with a chilli & ginger dressing (GF V)
Honey roast horse shoe ham, free range eggs, hand cut chips (GF)

Dessert

Homemade rich chocolate slice (GF V)
Mascarpone cheesecake with salted caramel on a gingernut biscuit base (V)
Vanilla poached pear with a chocolate ganache (GF V)

Two course ‘bowl food’ option – £15

Served in mini bowls with a fork. Choose 2 mains options and a dessert option for £15 – To include a glass of house wine (175 ml) or a soft beverage.

Main

Tandoori chicken on sweet potato, coriander puree, jasmine rice & cucumber yoghurt
Roast leg of lamb, fondant potatoes, braised red cabbage with a rich lamb mint sauce
Courgette & fennel pesto tagliatelle topped with goats cheese stuffed Portobello (V)
Mini white wine battered fish, chips, pea puree & tartar sauce
Goats cheese on a bed of puy lentils with chargrilled asparagus (V)

Dessert
Pimm’s sorbet with a mint jelly (GF)
Braised rhubarb & ginger with a crumble topping served with cardamon creme Anglaise (V)