Reconstructing Louis

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By John Sessions.

At Vailima, his home in Western Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson attempts to dispel some of the romantic myths which have built up around him, as he looks back over his life.

This play marks tomorrow's 150th anniversary of Stevenson's birth.

With John Sessions, Phyllis Logan and Paul Young.

Directed by Bruce Young

At Vailima, his home in Western Samoa - Robert Louis Stevenson attempts to dispel some of the more romantic notions which have built up around him as he looks back over his life and the people who have meant most to him.

These include his American wife, Fanny, his step-son, Lloyd, and the waspish literary critic WE Henley, now best remembered as the model for Treasure Island's most enduring character - Long John Silver.

Written by John Sessions who stars as Robert Louis Stevenson. With Phyllis Logan as Fanny, Paul Young as Thomas Stevenson and Sheila Donald as Maggie Stevenson.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.

In Western Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson looks back at his life - and dispels the myths.

At Vailima - his home in Western Samoa - Robert Louis Stevenson attempts to dispel some of the more romantic notions that have built up around him as he looks back over his life and the people who have meant most to him.

These include his American wife Fanny, his stepson Lloyd, and the waspish literary critic WE Henley, now best remembered as the model for Treasure Island's most enduring character - Long John Silver.

Written by John Sessions who stars as Robert Louis Stevenson.

Fanny... Phyllis Logan
Thomas Stevenson.... Paul Young
Maggie Stevenson.... Sheila Donald
Belle Osbourne.... Nora Elwell-Sutton
Lloyd Osbourne/Bob Stevenson.... Henry Ian Cuslck
Young Louis/Young Lloyd.... James Quintal-Norrls
WE Henley.... Michael MacKenzie

Other parts played by members of the cast.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2000.