James IV: Events for Schools

James IV: Events for Schools

2pm / 1pm


Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Two events for schools - contact engage@capitaltheatres.com to book, or if you have any additional questions

James IV: Teachers Open Rehearsal

Friday 16 September, 2pm

The Studio

A CPD opportunity for teachers to observe the professional rehearsal process of an exciting new piece of Scottish theatre.  Limited places available.  Email engage@capitaltheatres.com to book.

James IV: Schools Workshop

Thursday 6 October, 1pm

Empire Rooms, Festival Theatre

Led by Associate Director Jaïrus Obayomi, this pre-show workshop is the perfect opportunity for secondary pupils studying English or Drama (Nat 5+) to learn about the production elements involved in the making of this exciting new piece of Scottish theatre.  Limited places available.  Email engage@capitaltheatres.com to book.

About James IV

Scotland, 1504, seen fresh through the eyes of new arrivals Ellen and Anne, two Moorish ​ women who were expected to take their place at a royal court....but not this one. Both women now have to fight to find and keep a place in the dazzling, dangerous world of the Scottish Court of James IV. It’s a world where war is never far away, words of love and promises of peace are not what they seem and where poets might turn out to be more dangerous than any assassin.   

Blythe Duff (Taggart, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Daniel Cahill (All My Sons for Dundee Rep and River City for BBC) are returning to the James Plays following their roles in James I, II and III, and are joined by Danielle Jam (Them! For NTS, Molly and Mack for BBC) as Ellen, and Laura Lovemore (Queen of the New Year for BBC and Life is a Dream for The Lyceum) as Anne. 

Employing the same wit and theatricality of the first ​three James Plays, acclaimed playwright Rona Munro takes you back to a thrilling and uncharted period of Scottish history in this brand-new production. Join us on the journey.  


More info & Booking

Booking Info for Schools

School Groups (10+): £8.50 (excl. Fri/Sat). Includes 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students. Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, groups@capitaltheatres.com, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

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