The James Plays: James I

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH OCTOBER 2014

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Sep 10 & 11, 22, 27, 30, Oct 8, 14, 23, 27 & 28, 7.30pm (press perf Sep 25, 12noon, mats Sep 27, Oct 4, 8, 15, 2pm, Oct 19, 3pm, Oct 25, 12noon), ends Oct 28
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The James Plays: James IThe James Plays, a trio of new history plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro bringing to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century, comes to the National Theatre this autumn. In the first installment, James I returns to Scotland after 18 years' imprisonment at the hands of the English, with his new bride. Determined that he will bring law back to a warring land, the King faces some choices if he is to save his crown, his Queen and himself. The ensemble cast of 20 actors includes James McArdle, "the hottest young actor to come out of Scotland since James McAvoy" (The Herald) who plays the Stewart king, and Blythe Duff (Taggart and Ciara). Sofie Grabol who plays detective Sarah Lund in the popular Scandinavian crime thriller The Killing, stars as Queen Margaret of Denmark, the wife of James III, in her first stage role in English.

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £285† 21% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from The James Plays: James I
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £145† 41% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £68† 38% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from The James Plays: James I
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
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Near The James Plays: James I
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 8 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 12 minutes from The James Plays: James I
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
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Near The James Plays: James I
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The James Plays: James I
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
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Roti Chai: Chaat Shack and Chai Bar
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, SE1 | Same location as The James Plays: James I
Popular W1 Indian Street Kitchen, Roti Chai, pops up underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall from 18th until 21st September as part of the 2014 Darbar Festival at ... More
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, SE1 | 1 minute from The James Plays: James I
Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables ... More
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 1 minute from The James Plays: James I
Based at the Festival Terrace of the South Bank complex, Caffe Vergnano 1882 has long been famous for its sublime coffee honed to perfection by three ... More
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 15 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 16 minutes from The James Plays: James I
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 17 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The James Plays: James I
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The James Plays: James I
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, SW1A | 8 minutes from The James Plays: James I
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from The James Plays: James I
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The James Plays: James I
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The James Plays: James I
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More

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Treasure Island (Over 10s)Treasure Island (Over 10s)Treasure Island (Over 10s)Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so says the Financial Times. The National Theatre's Christmas kids' show extends its run into spring as Robert Louis Stevenson's classic is adapted for children aged ten and above. It's a "sharply written adaptation" (The Gu28th January 2015Wednesday 8th April 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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Treasure Island (Over 10s)
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES22nd December 2014 to 8th April 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre†
Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so says the Financial Times. The National Theatre's Christmas kids' show extends its run into spring as Robert Louis Stevenson's classic is adapted for children aged ten and above. It's a "sharply written adaptation" (The Gu...†More about this event
Behind The Beautiful ForeversBehind The Beautiful ForeversBehind The Beautiful ForeversMeera Syal stars in Behind the Beautiful Forevers, David Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's book - "a small classic of contemporary writing" at the National Theatre. The 2012 book was penned after the author spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents, and now comes to the National directed by the theatre's next artistic di30th January 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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Behind The Beautiful Forevers
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES10th November 2014 to 13th April 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre†
Meera Syal stars in Behind the Beautiful Forevers, David Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's book - "a small classic of contemporary writing" at the National Theatre. The 2012 book was penned after the author spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents, and now comes to the National directed by the theatre's next artistic di...†More about this event
EverymanEverymanRufus Norris directs Carol Ann Duffy's adaptation of the late 15th-century morality play about a man, who is forced to abandon his daily routines to seek a friend willing to speak in his defence against Death. Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) takes the title role with movement choreographed by Javier De Frutos.22nd April 2015Thursday 16th July 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
Category: event
Everyman
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES22nd April to 16th July 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre†
Rufus Norris directs Carol Ann Duffy's adaptation of the late 15th-century morality play about a man, who is forced to abandon his daily routines to seek a friend willing to speak in his defence against Death. Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) takes the title role with movement choreographed by Javier De Frutos.
The Beaux' StratagemThe Beaux' StratagemSimon Godwin directs George Farquhar's uproarious comedy of love and wealth about two charming bounders, Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, who flee to provincial Lichfield to marry into money but soon discover their hearts race to a different beat.19th May 2015Sunday 19th July 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
Category: event
The Beaux' Stratagem
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES19th May to 19th July 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre†
Simon Godwin directs George Farquhar's uproarious comedy of love and wealth about two charming bounders, Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, who flee to provincial Lichfield to marry into money but soon discover their hearts race to a different beat.

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