Scottish drama is the envy of Europe
Rona Munro is currently hard at work on a sequel to The James Plays, her acclaimed trilogy about King James I, II and III. “Whether anyone wants any more remains to be seen,” she smiled. “Hopefully I’ll get some interest from theatres wishing to put them on.
“I feel it’s important we make Scottish plays for Scottish audiences but then that limits the amount of money that becomes available for a production.
“But if you write a play about Scottish characters or in Scots or about Scotland, audiences here will turn out to see it, and that is the envy of a lot of people in Europe and even England. “I think we can be enormously proud of the theatre scene in Scotland but it’s success is dependent on funding.”