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A map from a dead man’s chest, a sinister one-legged
seafarer – and a parrot! They’re all here in this new adaptation of the thrilling
classic that has inspired every pirate story since.
A pirate arrives at the Admiral Benbow Inn looking for
a former shipmate – and the treasure map he has stolen. But when that map falls into the hands of young Jim Hawkins, the innkeeper’s son, he and the grown-ups who befriend him become the pirates’ next prey.
Seeking the treasure in a chartered ship, they find that their crew – foremost among them the one-legged Long John Silver – are no less eager to get their hands on the gold.
Treasure Island is action packed and includes
gunshots, sword and knife fights, as well as some images and sounds that may
startle some very young buccaneers.
by Robert Louis StevensonAdapted by Nicolas BillonWorld première of adaptation commissioned by the Stratford FestivalDirector Mitchell Cushman
Support for the 2017 season of the Avon
Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.
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