Linlithgow Players bringing Palace history sback to life

Linlithgow Palace will be the  venue for a 'royal' performance
Linlithgow Palace will be the venue for a 'royal' performance

Players bringing Palace history to life

The Linlithgow Players will once again be treading the boards this August to perform the ever popular re-enactments of their James V and Mary Stuart plays.

The two shows have become a firm favourite at the Palace over the past 20 years with audiences returning from far and wide to see the shows.

James V tells of the young King’s arrival at the Palace in 1530 where he finds it run-down, wind whistling through the gaps in the windows, doors hanging off their hinges and rain pouring in through the roof.

The King has a lot of money in his pocket and the play follows his efforts returning his home to its former glory.

It is sure to be a most informative and entertaining play for all ages.

The Mary Stuart play shows Mary’s return to her birthplace.

With Mary recently widowed she returns a stranger to the place that was once her childhood home.

Maids spot her as she makes her way up the Kirkgate and everyone springs to action to ensure the home is fit for her return.

The audience is then enthralled and informed with a brief history of Mary’s life to date, and what her first impressions of Scotland are.

The preparations are well underway and the performers are itching for the shows to get underway.

The shows are on every Sunday in August at 2.30pm (James V) and 3.30pm (Mary Stuart).