RLS Day 2015: Stevenson on Stage and Screen
For RLS Day 2015 we are celebrating Stevenson on stage and screen. Events will be happening across the city of Edinburgh throughout the week and on 13 November, the day of Stevenson’s birthday, the city will be buzzing with RLS activity. Celebrations will culminate with the Edinburgh Napier University celebrity panel event at the prestigious Faculty of Advocates on the Royal Mile. Download the RLS Day Programme 2015.
Our panel for this year consists of actor and author Dr Nigel Planer chairing a discussion with composer Howard Blake OBE, and author and scriptwriter, Charlie Fletcher on how Stevenson has been adapted for stage and screen.
The evening will commence with a private screening of ‘The Land of Counterpane’, a short animated song cycle of selections from Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses. Howard Blake, famous for the animated film The Snowman, wrote the script and music, and also directed this unique adaption.