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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Birnam Arts
Thu 20 Jun - Sat 22 Jun
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Open Air Theatre - St Ninian's Garden
19:00 - 21:00
Doors Open 18:30

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JAMES V: KATHERINE

17 May 2024

A Raw Material & Capital Theatres Co-production

James V: Katherine

"If a young woman made you smile, you wouldnae 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.

Written by RONA MUNRO

Directed by ORLA O’LOUGHLIN

Designer: BECKY MINTO

Lighting Designer: DEREK ANDERSON

Composer/Sound Designer: DANNY KRASS

Associate Director - Eve Nicol
Movement Director and Intimacy Co-ordinator - Janice Parker 

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).

Supported by Chris Grace Hartness and funded by the Creative Scotland Touring Fund.

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

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Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
PH8 0DS
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Tel: 01350 727 674

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Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.

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Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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Birnam Arts is a unique venue, contributing enormously to many aspects of our lives - social, cultural, educational.

Linda Wolfe   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

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