James IV – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/dNdrPA6gqGU Written by Rona Munro Directed by Laurie Sansom ★★★★ Ambition. It can be a King’s folly, a Queen’s sentence, and the Rabble’s making. But it extends, not only in character, but with the playwright, and the decision to move beyond the initial triptych James plays is a bold one. Celebrated Scottish writer Rona Munro … Continue reading James IV – Festival Theatre

Bold Girls – Cumbernauld Lanternhouse

Written by Rona Munro Directed by Michael Duke ★★★★ From Cumbernauld to the Lothians to the borough of Camden – Scottish playwright Rona Munro’s exceptional talents are spreading across the country as James IV has its world-premiere this week in Edinburgh at the Festival Theatre, with Mary set to open towards the end of October at Hampstead Theatre.  But … Continue reading Bold Girls – Cumbernauld Lanternhouse

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

https://youtu.be/E5MQnSEh9Uc Based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus Written by Rona Munro Directed by Patricia Benecke Mary Shelley was a revolutionary of science-fiction and gothic horror. Attempting to pay her in kind, Rona Munro brings her usual visionary skills to open a personal chapter to Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Notoriously difficult to adapt, Munro’s desire … Continue reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

The Last Witch – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Richard Baron Janet Horne, the last woman to be legally executed in the British Isles, arrested in Dornoch Scotland is the subject of Rona Munro’s The Last Witch. Alone with her claw-handed daughter, Janet fends for the pair in the Highlands. Her charms, herbal remedies and manipulation tricks those into offering scraps … Continue reading The Last Witch – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – King’s Theatre

https://youtu.be/1G9Q7mKxjhQ Based on the Novel by Louis de Bernières Adapted by Rona Munro Directed by Melly Still Something remarkable occurs on stage this evening. Amidst the inconceivable atrocity of war, the explosions and pain, Rona Munro achieves a paradox in a way only she could. To find beauty in war. A statement which feels wrong, … Continue reading Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – King’s Theatre