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+

Projects and workshops for KS2 – KS4 students

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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