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James IV: Queen of the Fight

Fri 30 Sep to Sat 08 Oct 2022

Evenings: 7.30pm | Matinees, Thu & Sat: 2.30pm

Age: 12+ (Includes some strong language and violence)

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £21.50*

*Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund and booking fee. A £1 handling charge will be added if you require postage of tickets.

Friends Discount

Friends receive 20% off (Excludes Fri/Sat/Sun)

Raw Material & Capital Theatres  
in association with National Theatre of Scotland present  

James IV: Queen of the Fight 

“You’re a wonder. You’re a window into a wide world.” ​ 

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.  

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. 

Please note: The previews are the first three performances on 30 September, 1 October and 3 October.


By Rona Munro
Directed by Laurie Sansom
Designed by Jon Bausor 
Music composed by Venus Ex Machina

Reviews for The James Plays trilogy

This is theatre that mixes the political to fabulous effect.

The Times

These are unequivocally plays for today.

The Guardian

James IV: Queen of the Fight


Thu 06 October 7.30PM

Audio Description

Sat 08 October 2.30PM

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 08 October 2.30PM

Touch Tours

Sat 08 October 1.30PM

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Friends 20% off (excludes Previews and Fri/Sat)

Groups (8+): £4 off Stalls and Dress.
Groups bookings must be booked by contacting, groups@capitaltheatres.com

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Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

School Groups (10+): £8.50 (excl. Fri/Sat). Includes 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students.

Student Standby: £10*

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call the Box Office to book your tickets. 

If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

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