James V: Katherine... on tour!

After receiving its world premiere at The Studio on Wednesday 10 April, James V: Katherine embarked on a regional tour to 10 theatres, townhalls and arts centres across the country.


About the show

A Raw Material and Capital Theatres co-production

James V: Katherine

 "If a young woman made you smile, you wouldnae want to see her set on fire, would you?" 

Katherine Hamilton is a nineteen-year-old woman facing arrest and trial in the King’s court, with only her quick wit as a defence against execution.

James V: Katherine is a dramatic interpretation of key events during a turbulent time in Scotland’s history, events that did happen and did change Scotland forever. But this is also a play filled with hidden histories, deft comedy and a secret love story between two young women.

Rona Munro’s renowned James Plays - the theatrical series set during the reigns of Scotland’s generations of Stewart kings - has entertained audiences on main stages since 2014. Directed by Orla O’Loughlin (Enough Of Him, What Girls Are Made Of), experience this epic tale presented as an up-close-and-intimate performance.

Supported by Chris Grace Hartness.
Funded by the Creative Scotland Touring Fund.


Tour dates

The court of James V visits Tron Theatre Glasgow (25-27 Apr), Lemon Tree Aberdeen (30 Apr-4 May), Mull Theatre Tobermory (7-8 May), Eden Court Inverness (10-11 May), Dunoon Burgh Hall (14-15 May), Birnam Arts Centre (17-18 May), Byre Theatre St Andrews (21-22 May), Macrobert Arts Centre Stirling (24-25 May), Eastgate Theatre Peebles (28-29 May) and Melrose Corn Exchange (31 May-1 Jun).


Press Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★

Powerful and revelatory"
The Stage 

★ ★ ★ ★
Financial Times 

★ ★ ★ ★ 
"Terrier-like ferocity"
The Herald




Sean Connor
Catriona Faint
Benjamin Osugo
Alyth Ross

Creative team

Written by Rona Munro
Directed by Orla O’Loughlin
Designer: Becky Minto
Lighting Designer: Derek Anderson
Composer/Sound Designer: Danny Krass
Associate Director: Eve Nicol