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National Theatre at Home: Treasure Island

By Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Bryony Lavery

16 to 23 April 2020
Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a short interval. Recommended for audiences aged 10+

National Theatre at Home: Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny brought to life in this thrilling new stage adaptation.

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.

Filmed live on-stage by National Theatre Live, see Olivier Award-winner Patsy Ferran (Summer and Smoke) play Jim and Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) play Long John Silver in this rip-roaring adventure for the whole family.  

This filmed performance is recommended for ages 10+. It contains some flashing lights and staged fight scenes.

The premiere of Treasure Island took place on National Theatre's YouTube channel on 16 April to 30 April 2020. 

Treasure Island is now available to watch on National Theatre at Home


We’re all about experiencing theatre together.

At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home.

Our third streaming performance was Treasure Island, available from 16 to 23 April.

Some of the best British theatre was free to watch from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube, with each title available for one week.

Thank you to all the amazing artists who have allowed us to share Treasure Island in this way, during a time when many theatre fans aren’t able to visit their local theatre.

4 star rating

An ingenious production. Technical whizzery abounds.

Daily Mail
4 star rating

Spectacular. Daring. Fun for all the family.

Time Out
4 star rating

An imaginative adaptation, which keeps alive the wit and excitement of the book

4 star rating

Ambitious and magical. Thrillingly executed.

The Stage

Official Trailer | National Theatre at Home: Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure of mutiny, money and murder is brought to life on the Olivier stage.

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Setting sail on the Hispanola | National Theatre at Home: Treasure Island

Jim Hawkins casts off on the good ship Hispanola in search of treasure!

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Stargazing with Long John Silver | National Theatre at Home: Treasure Island

Navigating by stars is easy... according to Long John Silver.

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