Three kings and our fine city’s castle

Norwich Theatre Royal's The James Plays trilogy actors at Norwich Castle. Left to right, Steven Mill

Norwich Theatre Royal's The James Plays trilogy actors at Norwich Castle. Left to right, Steven Miller (James I), Andrew Rothney (James II) and Matthew Pidgeon (James III).Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The actors playing the three Scottish monarchs in The James Plays paid a visit to our fine city's castle ahead of the epic historical trilogy opening at Norwich Theatre Royal tomorrow.

The three shows, designed to be watched all in one day, take audiences on a journey through 15th century Scotland, with each show dedicated to the reign of a different Stewart king.

James I is played by Steven Miller, James II by Andrew Rothney, and James III by Matthew Pidgeon.

When asked about the trilogy, Matthew said: 'It's exciting, it's funny and although it's about a period of history, it's very modern in many ways.'

Andrew added: 'To see all three shows in one day is a unique experience and one that you won't forget for a long time.'


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The trilogy, written by Rona Munro and directed by Laurie Sansom, is presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and National Theatre of Great Britain.

The James Plays are at Norwich Theatre Royal tomorrow and Sunday. Tickets for all three shows cost £24-£85 – www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call 01603 630000.

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