Treasure Island (Hulse)
The story of Long John Silver and his pirate crew spill from the spirited imagination of a young girl. Emily dreams of being a pirate, although wanting to be a businesswoman would be more sensible. Her dream comes to life in this version of Stevenson’s classic tale, where she is Jim Hawkins in the story of wicked pirates, good old English pluck and buried treasure.
Robert Louis Stevenson, author
Toby Hulse, playwright
81 pgs. 2 female, 4 male
Originally produced by Watermill Playhouse, UK, in 2011
Run Time: 2 hours
Audience Recommendation: 6+
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“The Theatre was awash with excited children all dressed up as pirates in anticipation of Toby Hulse’s Treasure Island and what a stirring swashbuckling adventure it is!”– British Theatre Guide, UK
“This Treasure Island makes a delightful case that we can be brave in mind as well as in body. The adventure is all.” – The Philly Inquirer
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Photo Credit: Tai Verley as Jack Abraham, Robi Hager as Morgan Blood, Mary Tuomanen as Mary Ann Evans, Jamison Foreman as One-Eyed Bart, Eliana Fabiyi as Emily, Cameron DelGrosso as Captain Henry Payne in Arden Theatre Company’s Treasure Island. Photo by Ashley Smith, Wide Eyed Studios. #ArdenTheatre
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