Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson
adapted by Bryony Lavery

Playing until 8 April 2015

★★★★
‘Astonishing. A remarkable take on Stevenson’s classic. Patsy Ferran dazzles.’ Observer

★★★★
'Spectacular. Daring. Fun for all the family.’ Time Out 

Treasure Island production image

Treasure Island

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, a story of murder, money and mutiny, is brought to life on the Olivier stage in a thrilling new adaptation by Bryony Lavery.

Not one of us must breathe a word of what we’ve found...

Suitable for 10yrs+

Schools
Projects and workshops for KS2 – KS4 students
nationaltheatre.org.uk/secondary

Purchase and download the digital programme app for iPhone and iPad going behind the scenes of Treasure Island featuring exlusive content about the history of pirates and piracy, 18th-century ships, exclusive costume drawings and more.

Related events:

Clore Learning Centre
In Context: Adapting Novels for Young People for the Stage Thursday 19 March

Family Day
Pirate Puppetry Saturday 7 March

National Theatre Live

Special family encore screenings happening this half-term. Find your nearest cinema.

 

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