The dramatic commemoration of the 583rd anniversary of the murder of King James I of Scotland on the night of 21 February 1437.
Music performed by Gaita: Scotland’s specialist medieval music ensemble dedicated to performing their music in a medieval context.
Readings taken from James I’s Kingis Quair, performed by Professor Richard Oram (University of Stirling)
John Shirley’s eyewitness accounts of the tragic murder of James I, performed by Dr. Lucy Dean (University of
the Highlands and Islands).
Theatrical performances taken from Rona Munro’s vividly-imagined and tumultuous play James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock - exploring the complex character of James I, his behind the throne manipulations, and a nation unwilling to acknowledge his regal authority, performed by Matt Roberts and Flora Hamilton.
Interview with the critically-acclaimed novelist Helen Grant featuring excerpts from her book Murder in Blackfriars based on the king's death.
Poetry specially composed and recited by Jim Mackintosh, Poet in Chief of the Hampden Collection.
And, the first ever public premiere of our dramatic promotional film trailer ‘James I King of Scotland’.