James V: Katherine

£17.50, 27.50

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees 2.30pm
Running time: tbc
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A Raw Material & Capital Theatres Co-production

James V: Katherine

 "If a young woman made you smile, you wouldny 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 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 - have entertained audiences on main stages since 2014. Now, this latest standalone episode tours to theatres, town halls and arts centres across the country, in a co-production between Raw Material and Capital Theatres, 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. 

Written by RONA MUNRO
Lighting Designer: DEREK ANDERSON
Composer/Sound Designer: DANNY KRASS

Cast: Sean Connor (River City, Moorcroft) Catriona Faint (Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning, Enough Of Him), Benjamin Osugo (Alföld, A Christmas Carol) and Alyth Ross (Dalgliesh).

Supported by Chris Grace Hartness and funded by the Creative Scotland Touring Fund.

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

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Scottish Tour

Following the Edinburgh premiere, James V: Katherine tours to Glasgow, Aberdeen, Mull, Inverness, Dunoon, Birnam, St Andrews, Stirling, Peebles and Melrose.


Tickets from £17.50*

*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.



Friends: 20% off (excl. Fri & Sat)
Terms and conditions apply

25 & Under £10 tickets available to book online on the day of the performance, subject to availability. Find out more about how to sign up

Groups (8+): £4 off
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.

Concessions £3 off. (excl. Fri/Sat)
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

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We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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Access Performances


Thu 18 Apr, 7.30pm
Captioner: Ben Poots

Audio Description

Sat 20 Apr, 2.30pm
Touch Tour: 1.30pm
Audio describers: John Cummings & Alison Downey

BSL Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 20 Apr, 2.30pm
BSL Interpreter: Kitty Brown


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

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