James II by Douglas Maxwell (2 stars)

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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.

This article is from 2007.

James II by Douglas Maxwell

  • 2 stars

A play that wobbles between drama and pantomime, in which a schizophrenic king recounts the events leading up to the murder of the eighth Earl of Douglas. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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