WIN tickets to all three of The James Plays at the National Theatre


Enter our competition to be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets to each of The James Plays by Rona Munro, a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival.



A bold new Scottish trilogy

Exhilarating and vividly imagined, Rona Munro’s The James Plays: James I, James II and James III bring to life three generations of Stuart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous 15th century. Full of playful wit and boisterous theatricality, they offer a compelling narrative on culture and nationhood. Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future.

James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock

Through bold and irreverent storytelling, James I explores the complex character of the colourful Stuart king – poet, lover and law-maker. The ensemble includes James McArdle (Chariots of Fire) as King James and Blythe Duff (Taggart) as Isabella Stewart.

James II: Day of the Innocents

A violent royal playground is depicted in James II: a terrifying arena of sharp teeth and long knives. The ensemble includes Andrew Rothney as King James II and Mark Rowley as William Douglas.

James III: The True Mirror

Like the king himself, James III is colourful and unpredictable, turning its attention to the women at the heart of the royal court. The ensemble includes Jamie Sives (Game of Thrones) as King James III, and Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing) as Margaret of Denmark.

The James Plays opens at the National Theatre from 10 September. For more information and to book tickets visit or call 020 7452 3000.

One lucky reader will win tickets to all three plays – just answer the question below and fill out the form to enter.

Deadline 31 August

Terms and Conditions

A pair of tickets to each of the James Plays for one winner valid between 10-24 September
Tickets will be available to collect by the winner on the night of selected performances
Subject to availability
Non transferable
No cash alternative
Additional expenses are the responsibility of the prize winner