James II by Douglas Maxwell
- The List
- 16 August 2007
This article is from 2007.
This tragic tale features a schizophrenic king who recounts the events leading up to the murder of the eighth Earl of Douglas. Based on historical facts, the action unfolds as James’ wife plays a pseudo Lady Macbeth, encouraging the King’s dire deeds. Set in the majestic Rosslyn Chapel, there’s sadly little to live up to the surroundings here, in a play that wobbles between drama and pantomime. (David Laing)
Rosslyn Chapel, 445 4023, until 25 Aug (not 19), 7.30pm, £10.