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The James Plays: James IIIJames III is full of grand schemes in the third and final installment of Rona Munro's trio of new history plays, The James Plays, which play in rep at the National Theatre this autumn. Presenting "accessible, popular culture versions of our medieval history" (Scottish writer Munro told the BBC), James III picks up the action as Scotland approaches near civil war. Scottish actor Jamie Sives plays the charismatic, cultured king James III whose grandiose schemes his nation can ill afford. The actor got his big break in the acclaimed Scottish-Danish co-production, Wilbur (Wants To Kill Himself) and his long list of TV and film credits include appearances in Get Him to the Greek, Clash of the Titans, Doctor Who (as Captain Reynolds in the episode Tooth and Claw), and Game of Thrones in which he played Jory Cassel. In James III, his wife the Queen Margaret of Denmark, is played by Sofie Grabol, best known as detective Sarah Lund in the popular Scandinavian crime thriller The Killing, in her first stage role in English. She may be able to save the fragile monarchy from collapse.

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PRICING£15-£65, Jul 23-25, 28-31, Aug 1 previews £15-£39
DATES23rd July to 8th October 2016
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Jonathan Kent directs Chichester Festival Theatre's staging of Chekhov's tragi-comic meditation on how the old take revenge on the young, adapted for the stage by David Hare. Anna Chancellor is 'top-notch' (The Guardian) as she reprises her role as the scene-stealing Arkadina. "In fresh, scudding versions by David Hare, these three early plays - Pl...†More about this event
Young Chekhov: IvanovYoung Chekhov: IvanovYoung Chekhov: IvanovThe radical romantic Nikolai Ivanov hopes one final fling might save him from self-destruction in David Hare's adaptation of Chekhov's biting satire. Chichester Festival Theatre's staging is directed by Jonathan Kent with Peter Egan in the title role.2016-10-05T19:30:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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DATES19th July to 8th October 2016
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
The radical romantic Nikolai Ivanov hopes one final fling might save him from self-destruction in David Hare's adaptation of Chekhov's biting satire. Chichester Festival Theatre's staging is directed by Jonathan Kent with Peter Egan in the title role....†More about this event
Young Chekhov: PlatonovYoung Chekhov: PlatonovYoung Chekhov: PlatonovA new version of Chekhov's comedy about the schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov by David Hare and produced by Chichester Festival Theatre. "A major work in its own right." reads the Daily Telegraph review, heaping praise on Scottish actor "James McArdle who "is terrific, charismatic and vital, a lodestar for the action whirling around him" - so says the2016-10-07T19:00:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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DATES14th July to 8th October 2016
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
A new version of Chekhov's comedy about the schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov by David Hare and produced by Chichester Festival Theatre. "A major work in its own right." reads the Daily Telegraph review, heaping praise on Scottish actor "James McArdle who "is terrific, charismatic and vital, a lodestar for the action whirling around him" - so says the...†More about this event
Young Chekhov: Three Play DayYoung Chekhov: Three Play DayJonathan Kent directs Chichester Festival Theatre's stagings of Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull in a single day, all adapted for the stage by David Hare.2016-10-08T11:45:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES19th October to 31st December 2016
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Lucian Msamati, who "cuts a swaggering figure in Game of Thrones as the pirate Salladhor Saan" (Guardian), sinks his teeth into the meaty role of scheming Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. This acclaimed play had its premiere at the National Theatre more than 35 years ago, winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards before being adapted into Milos F...†More about this event
Peter PanPeter PanJM Barrie's timeless tale of the boy who refused to grow old takes flight in a devised co-production with Bristol Old Vic. Sophie Thompson plays vengeful Captain Hook opposite Madeleine Worrall as Wendy, directed by Sally Cookson.2016-11-16T19:00:00+00002016-12-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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