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Treasure Island – Croxteth Hall, Liverpool

Writer: Robert Louis Stephenson Adaptor: Phil Wilmott Director: Gaynor La Rocca Reviewer: John Roberts Mate Productions have been running community programmes in Liverpool and Knowsley for many years and one of their biggest projects each year is their annual outdoor Shakespeare, however this year breaking from the norm, they have produced a fresh, lively and at times outright bonkers production ...

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Treasure Island – The New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Robert Louis Stevenson Adaptor and director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Artistic director Theresa Heskins writes in her programme notes that after consultation with focus groups of children as to what should be on their stage at Christmas the overwhelming consensus involved pirates, treasure and fights. And so, bowing to popular opinion, Treasure Island is in full production as ...

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Treasure Island – Williamson Park, Lancaster

Writer: Debbie Oates Director: Joe Sumsion Reviewer: May Mellstrom This summer marks the 30th anniversary of The Dukes' walkabout theatre productions in Williamson Park; which, in recent years, have transported audiences back to Victorian England in Oliver Twist and delved to the heart of Middle Earth in The Hobbit. This year, The Dukes restages Debbie Oates' 2012 indoor production of ...

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Treasure Island – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Some of the company of Treasure Island

Writer: Bryony Lavery, from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight As Robert Louis Stevenson said of Treasure Island, “it [is] a story for boys … women were excluded”, and its cast of characters certainly bears that out. But history also tells us that 18th-century women did do physical work and were even pirates. It ...

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Treasure Island – The Actors’ Church, London

Director and Writer: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Ruby isla Cera Marle Pirate or Privateer? Upon arrival the audience is divided into these two groups, to experience Iris Theatre’s interactive production of Treasure Island. This high-energy adventure tale takes place in the picturesque grounds of The Actors’ Church in Covent Garden. With sea shanties, swigs of rum aplenty andeven a full-sized pirate ...

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Treasure Island: National Theatre Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: Robert Louis Stevenson, Stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery Director: Polly Findlay Music: Dan Jones Reviewer: Anna Ambelez The National Theatre launched the ground breaking of idea of live broadcasts over five years ago, which have proved a wonderful opportunity for people across the globe to see a big stage production, live in their own town. Buried treasure, parrots, maps, ...

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Treasure Island – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Iain Gordon Choreographer: Robert Hamilton Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald It’s that time of year again… Oh yes it is! As the festive season approaches once more, Scotland’s Theatre of Variety brings Treasure Island, to the stage. In an original script, Jim Hawkins (Stephen Purdon) and his friends go on search for long lost treasure - but evil pirates are keen ...

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Treasure Island – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Chris Bond adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson Composer: Steven Markwick Lyrics: Chris Bond and Steven Markwick Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   After last summer's Peter Pan, its time for Stevenson's ever-popular story of "buccaneers and buried gold". It is an amazing show – specially commissioned from Hornchurch favourite Chris Bond, with original music, largely inspired by ...

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