by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Mike Taylor and Ophélie Lebrasseur
Pirates and parrots, murder and maps, treasure and treason . . .
In Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure, young Jim Hawkins is living with her grandma in the Admiral Benbow Inn when their lives are interrupted by the arrival of a sinister stranger with a deadly secret. Jim’s life takes a new turn as she and Long John Silver set sail for a mysterious and haunted island in search of long-lost treasure.
This beloved coming-of-age tale has been transformed for the stage for the National Theatre in a masterful adaptation by acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery. In Oxford Theatre Guild’s vibrant production, the story takes on new energy as we weave in elements of parkour and puppetry to bring the adventure to life in the heart of one of Oxford’s most beautiful college gardens.
This amateur production of Treasure Island (Lavery) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
This is an outdoor production, please dress warmly. Blankets are available for hire. Chairs with backs (no cushions) are provided. Audience seating is on a gentle slope. Parts of the action will be on raised staging.
No lower age limit for attendance but parents are advised to accompany younger children. Please note that there will be bangs, flashes and realistic stage fighting.
An alternative indoor venue with reduced capacity is available in the event of rain. Refunds or tickets for other nights will be offered to any audience members who cannot be accommodated.
No picnics allowed in the garden but refreshments for sale on site.