James IV - Queen of the fight Prod Shot

James IV - Queen of the Fight

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Theatre Royal Glasgow
Tue 11 Oct - Sat 15 Oct 2022
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“You’re a wonder. You’re a window into a wide world.”

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Tue 11 Oct - Sat 15 Oct 2022
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
This show has an interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 12+ Includes some strong language and violence
For group bookings of 10 or more:

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.

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Blythe Duff (Taggart, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Daniel Cahill (All My Sons for Dundee Rep and River City for BBC) are returning to the James Plays following their roles in James I, II and III, and are joined by Danielle Jam (Them! For NTS, Molly and Mack for BBC) as Ellen, and Laura Lovemore (Queen of the New Year for BBC and Life is a Dream for The Lyceum) as Anne.

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. 

Raw Material and Capital Theatres in association with National Theatre of Scotland present James IV: Queen of the Fight.

This production is supported by the Creative Scotland Touring Fund.

Creative Team:

Writer Rona Munro

Director Laurie Sansom

Designer Jon Bausor 

Composer Paul Leonard Morgan 

Historical consultant Dr Onyeka Nubia

Movement Director Neil Bettles

Sound Designer Garry Boyle

Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell

Casting Director Laura Donnelly CDG

Fight Directors Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-Annie Ltd 

Associate Director (Rehearsals) Jaïrus Obayomi

Associate Director (Tour) Luke Kernaghan

The play includes a recitation of ‘Ane Blak Moor’ (A Black Moor) by William Dunbar, one of the earliest documented instances of a poem using racialised and discriminatory language in Scotland, as well as violence, blood and depiction of infant death.

What the critics say

…the empathy and ambition of her (Rona Munro) and of Laurie Sansom’s productions…are matched only by their wit, punch and accessibility….this is theatre that mixes the political to fabulous effect
- The Times (about James I, II and III)
The main thing to say about Munro's plays is that, while telling us a lot about Scottish history… These are unequivocally plays for today.
- The Guardian (about James I, II and III)

Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
There are bars on each level of the auditorium which are open from an hour before the performance begins and during the interval.
Cloakrooms are available on all levels.

Opened in 1867, Theatre Royal Glasgow went through two fires before the turn of the century. Standing tall through thick and thin, the theatre has since presented a wide variety of productions covering all genres, including residents Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Featuring a Victorian auditorium, Theatre Royal presents first class entertainment.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Tue 11 Oct - Sat 15 Oct 2022
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
This show has an interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 12+ Includes some strong language and violence
For group bookings of 10 or more: