by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Bryony Lavery
“Here – maps be for men, not girls!”
Avast there, me hearties! All hands on deck for TREASURE ISLAND, an action-packed tale of buccaneers, life on the high seas and buried treasure.
All aboard the Hispaniola, but watch out for Long John Silver – the most famous pirate of them all!
In association with our Young People’s Theatre, we’re proud to be staging Bryony Lavery’s sharp and imaginative adaptation of this Stevenson classic.
Lavery has opened the door for women and girls to participate in this great adventure of daring and excitement, turning Jim into Jemima and creating pirates such as Joan the Goat and Red Ruth. This is not out of touch with historical reality as there were indeed female pirates like Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
Director Sarah McLane comments “the girls and women of the theatre have completely embraced this opportunity to swagger, fight and swig rum, and the whole cast have had a lot of fun!”
Like Stevenson’s novel, the play is a tribute to the wit, honour and resourcefulness of children – especially when they are at first beguiled and then betrayed by adults.
Join us on a voyage over storm-tossed seas, let us land you on a mysterious, inhospitable island looking for pile of buried treasure and place you in the midst of sword-clashing, bloody duels!
We’re so sure that you’ll want to bring the whole family along that we’re starting each evening performance a little earlier than usual, at 7pm. We’re also putting on a Saturday matinee at 2pm.
Our Foyer Gallery also returns after its summer break with TIDES by Nicola Stevenson, a collection of paintings studying the changing effects of light on the great expanses of Northumberland coastline. The exhibition runs from Tuesday 11 September to Friday 26 October and can be viewed when the Box Office is open.
DATE: Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 September 2018
TIME: 7.00pm (please note earlier than usual starting time)
+ Saturday matinee at 2pm
VENUE: People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF
TICKETS: £14 (Concessions £11.50)
TELE: 0191 265 5020