James V: Katherine

£17.50, 27.50

This production is now on tour across Scotland
James V: Katherine ran at The Studio, 5 to 25 Apr 2024

Running time: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, no interval
Content Warning: Strong language, sexual content and use of haze & incense

Now on tour...

After receiving its world premiere at The Studio on Wednesday 10 April, James V: Katherine embarked on a regional tour, visiting 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 (13-14 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).


A Raw Material & 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 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.

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

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Powerful and revelatory

The Stage

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Financial Times

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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

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