James V: Heritage Talk


Evening 5.30pm
Running time: Approx 60 minutes
This event is FREE but ticketed

Raw Material & Capital Theatres with Putting it Together podcast present

Heritage Talk: The Hidden Histories of James V: Katherine

In this pre-show conversation, playwright Rona Munro will be joined by LGBT+ and Scots language historian Ashley Douglas to discuss the writing, research and impact of James V: Katherine.

The discussion, hosted by Brian James O’Sullivan (Putting it Together), will explore the hidden histories of queer communities in Scotland and will cast light on a script which is as much about love, representation and empowerment as it is historical change.

Please note

This conversation will be audio-recorded as part of the Putting it Together podcast series.

This podcast is kindly supported by Julie and Rae Baikie


This event is FREE but ticketed



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Putting it Together: Brian O'Sullivan

Putting it Together is Scotland’s number-one theatre podcast. Since its beginnings in 2017, it has released over 350 episodes and boasted such guests as David Tennant, Blythe Duff, Simon Callow, Nassim Soleimanpour, Elaine C Smith and Sanjeev Kohli.

Each week, host Brian James O’Sullivan, actor, comedian and musician leads an in-depth conversation with a creative person, exploring their life and career and asking what makes them tick. Listen and follow the series here.

Ashley Douglas, Historian

Ashley Douglas is a writer and historian specialising in LGBT+ history and the Scots language. She is currently writing her first book: a biography of Marie Maitland, 'Scotland's 16th-century Sappho', who penned lesbian love poetry in the 1500s - but who, until Ashley's recent research, was virtually unheard of"

Rona Munro, Playwright

Rona Munro has written extensively for stage, radio, film and television. She originally wrote the award-winning trilogy The James Plays for the National Theatre of Scotland, The National Theatre of Great Britain and the Edinburgh International Festival. The fourth play in that series The Queen of the Fight was produced by Raw Material and Capital theatres in 2022, This is the fifth play in that series and part of an ongoing collaboration with Raw Material. Mary chronologically the sixth play in this historical series was a production for Hampstead Theatre in London in 2022.

Other work includes the recent adaptations of My Name Is Lucy Barton for the Bridge Theatre London and Manhattan Theatre Company on Broadway, New York, and Captain Corelli's Mandolin for Neil Laidlaw Productions.

Other credits include award-winning plays Iron for the Traverse Theatre and Royal Court London. The Maiden Stone for Hampstead Theatre, Little Eagles and The Indian Boy for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Bold Girls for 7:84 Theatre Scotland.

Film and TV work includes Oranges and Sunshine directed by Jim Loach and starring Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving, the Ken Loach film Ladybird, Ladybird which won a Silver Bear at the Berlin Festival, Aimée & Jaguar a Silver Bear winner and Golden Globe nomination, and BAFTA nominated Bumping the Odds for the BBC. She has also written many other single plays for TV and contributed to series such as Doctor Who.

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