Set sail for Treasure Island at the Arts Theatre in November.
Join young Jim Hawkins and friends as they set sail on a perilous journey to uncover buried treasure, at Arts Theatre in Adelaide this November. With pirates, mutiny, and a mysterious one-legged sailor named Long John Silver, this gripping tale unfolds on a treacherous island where alliances shift and secrets abound.
Father and daughter Stuart Pearce and Sophia Livingston-Pearce play the pivotal roles of Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins.
“This adaptation by Bryony Lavery keeps the spirit and much of the plot of the novel, but makes it not just a boy’s story, but a story for all young people and grown-ups.” says director, Megan Dansie. “Jim is now Jemima, and new female characters are introduced. Some of the most famous pirates were women, such as Ann Bonney and Mary Read and Lavery has taken inspiration from them in introducing a more modern gender mix to the cast.”
The production, which is the South Australian premiere of the acclaimed National Theatre play, features sword fights, sea shanties and puppets as the cast of twenty (and birds) sail the high seas to adventure.
So buckle that swash, hoist the mainsail and prepare to be transported to a world of high seas, hidden maps, and daring escapades in this captivating and unforgettable theatrical experience. "Treasure Island" promises an exhilarating voyage that will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Cast: Sophia Livingston-Pearce, Stuart Pearce, Ben Todd, Lindsay Dunn, Bronwyn Ruciak, Brian Godfrey, Jenny Allan, Rebecca Kemp, Heather Crawford, Brad Martin, Frederick Pincombe, Jacqui Maynard, Damien White, Thorin Cupit, Rose Vallen, Mike Leach, Thomas Midena, Ryan Ricci, Maxwell Whigham and Matthew Chapman as Captain Flint the parrot.
Adelaide Repertory Theatre
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Megan Dansie
November 16-19 and 23-25, 2023
Book tickets at adelaiderep.com
Photos were taken at the Maritime Museum at Port Adelaide by Richard Parkhil.