Treasure Island - The Adelaide Repertory Theatre

Treasure Island - The Adelaide Repertory Theatre

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Posted 2023-10-26 by Vanessafollow

Thu 16 Nov 2023 - Sat 25 Nov 2023

Buckle that swash, hoist the mainsail and set sail for adventure in November at the Arts Theatre!

This November, The Adelaide Repertory Theatre (Adelaide Rep) invites you to join the crew of the Hispaliola and brave the stormy seas to reach Treasure Island.

Adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Megan Dansie, Treasure Island brings Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of murder, money and mutiny to life with a modern twist!

Father and daughter Stuart Pearce and Sophia Livingston-Pearce

This time around, Jim Hawkins is tomboy Jemima Hawkins and Lavery adds in several light-hearted jokes about this switch. Join young Jim Hawkins and friends as they set sail on a perilous journey to uncover buried treasure. 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.

Photo taken at the SA Maritime Museum by Richard Parkhill

Megan Dansie notes that although the novel may have been intended for children, Lavery’s thrilling adaptation will instil a childlike feeling of adventure into any adult in the audience - which is exactly what many of us are looking for right now.

“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.”

“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” said Megan Dansie.

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. Expect a fast-paced, gripping theatrical experience - packed full of action!

The talented cast includes Sophie Livingston-Pearce, Bronwyn Ruciak, Stuart Pearce, Linsday Dunn, Ben Todd, Brian Godfrey, and Matthew Chapman as Captain Flint, the Parrot.

Photo taken at the SA Maritime Museum by Richard Parkhill

Treasure Island promises an exhilarating voyage that will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!

Tickets are now on sale; choose from 8 performances:
  • Thu 16 Nov at 7:30pm
  • Fri 17 Nov at 7:30pm
  • Sat 18 Nov at 7:30pm
  • Sun 19 Nov at 4:00pm
  • Thu 23 Nov at 7:30pm
  • Fri 24 Nov at 7:30pm
  • Sat 25 Nov at 2:00pm
  • Sat 25 Nov at 7:30pm

  • Secure your tickets here.

    Adult: Online $25 / Phone $28 / Concession Online $22 / Phone $25
    Arts Theatre, 53 Angas St, Adelaide SA 5000

    For more information on the production, please see and follow @TheAdelaideRep on Faceboook.

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