James V: Katherine
Recommended Age 14+
Contains Strong Language
“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.
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).
Written by RONA MUNRO
Directed by ORLA O’LOUGHLIN
Designer: BECKY MINTO
Lighting Designer: DEREK ANDERSON
Composer/Sound Designer: DANNY KRASS
Supported by Chris Grace Hartness and funded by the Creative Scotland Touring Fund.
Image: Mihaela Bodlovic, art direction Niall Walker, make up MV Brown.