Company of four actors play 26 roles in modern take on Robert Louis Stephenson's classic pirate adventure Treasure Island
A cast of four put a fresh, funny twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s legendary tale. This is Treasure Island you’ve never seen it before. A show that’s laced with a whole host of contemporary comedic twists, including an unusual motley crew of pirates, a parrot called Alexa - straight from the Amazon) - a certain white-bearded fish finger tycoon and a mermaid you’ll never forget.
Co-writer and director John Nicholson said: “Le Navet Bete have an inimitable flair for multi-character work and also a love/predilection for bonkers storytelling. Treasure Island is an epic, escapist, coming-of-age adventure.
"It’s a big story. So theatrical adaptations tend to employ sizeable casts. This adaptation however is written for a cast of four actors, who seamlessly transition between 26 characters – so it’s certainly epic backstage.“.
Nick Bunt from Le Navet Bete added: “Robert Louis Stevenson’s original tale had always been one in the back of our minds; the characters and narrative give us so much to work with, to create an immensely fun, true to the story (ish!), larger-than-life world to play with and put our own hilariously chaotic spin on.”
Suitable for ages 7+ and their families.
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