Commissioned by the King James Bible Trust to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Theatre in the Quarter will be showcasing this performance and talkback as part of the Shell Chester Literature Festival, before it potentially goes on a national tour. Be the first to witness this engaging piece of theatre.

In an era of spies, intrigue, religious tensions, poverty and opulence, James VI of Scotland had already survived several attempts on his life by the time he became James I of England. But there is one audacious attempt which still reverberates through history. James is the story of the king who commissioned the King James Bible, one of the most influential texts in the English language and who is forever associated with the Gunpowder Plot of 5th November 1605.

The piece will be performed by 4 professional actors with music performed by an adult community choir. There will be a filmic element to the play, created in partnership by North Staffordshire University Fim and Media Department.

The play also forms part of Chester’s literature festival. Original music is supplied by Matt Baker. The play explores some complex themes and is therefore not suitable for younger children.

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