On June 11th and 12th, the National Theatre of Scotland brings Rona Munro’s The James Plays to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal. To celebrate, the School of English at the University of Nottingham is hosting a day of conversations about the staging of Scottish history. The James Plays Debates, on June 10th, brings together academics, historians and theatre professionals, as well as members of the James Plays creative team, with the aim of unpacking the unique achievement of the trilogy and the broader questions it raises for performing Scotland’s history today.
 
The day begins with a buffet lunch and round-table discussions at the University, followed in the evening by a special event featuring Rona Munro in conversation at the Theatre Royal. All events are free, but please reserve a place at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/events/events/2015-2016/the-james-plays-debates.aspx . Please contact peter.kirwan@nottingham.ac.uk or Nicola.royan@nottingham.ac.uk for more information, or visit the event page.
 
FULL SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY 10TH JUNE
 
12noon-1pm (Great Hall, University of Nottingham) Buffet lunch and welcomes
 
1pm-2.30pm Theatre, Politics and Scotland
 
Round table including:
 
        Ian Brown (Kingston University)
        Brean Hammond (University of Nottingham)
        Joe Jackson (University of Nottingham)
        Victoria Price (Glasgow University)
        Trish Reid (Kingston University)
 
2:30pm-3:30pm Refreshments break
 
3pm-4:30pm Performing History, Performing Scotland
 
Round table including:
 
        Peter Forbes (The James Plays acting company)
        Sarah Grandage (University of Nottingham)
        David Longford (Nottingham Theatre Royal)
        Eleanor Rycroft (Bristol University)
        Roxana Silbert (Artistic Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
 
6pm-7pm (Nottingham Theatre Royal): Rona Munro in conversation with Nicola Royan. (THIS EVENT IS BOOKABLE SEPARATELY AT http://tickets.trch.co.uk/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=126451)
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