Treasure Island review - The Guardian.
To the very all two of the set of mental cliches that already exist when you think about Treasure Island and we really wanted to try and replace that with a sense of something that felt authentic and dark and difficult and dangerous, and they're the research into how ship worked was a really key part of our whole set functions like an eighteenth century ship, and the idea is that every time.
Stevenson's story of pirates, double crossing and treasure. Treasure Island follows Young Jim Hawkins and his motley crew across the ocean in their search for hidden pirate spoils. With mutiny in the air they soon face deadly peril from the most ruthless pirate to ever terrorise the seven seas - Long John Silver! So can young 'Jim Lad' out-wit the scoundrel and live to claim the treasure.
If you couldn’t get a ticket to see Treasure Island at The National, now you can watch it for free with The National Theatre at Home from 7pm UK time on Thursday 16th April. Robert Louis Stevenson’s much loved story of murder, money and mutiny has been brought to life in this new stage adaptation.
Aidan Kelly, Arthur Darville, Bret Yount, Bruno Poet, Bryony Lavery, Chris Fisher, David Langham, Gillian Hanna, Helena Lymbery, Joshua James, Lena Kaur, Lizzie Clachan, National Theatre, Oliver Birch, Patsy Ferran, Polly Findlay, Tim Samuels, Treasure island.
In July 2011, Bristol Old Vic staged a large-scale outdoor production of Treasure Island outside the theatre on King Street, Bristol directed by Sally Cookson, with music by Benji Bower. From October 2013 to 2014, Mind the Gap Theatre Company held a national tour of Treasure Island, retold by Olivier award-winning writer Mike Kenny.
Arthur Darvill is no stranger to treading the boards, but this Christmas he’ll make his National Theatre debut as Long John Silver in a new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
We’re launching National Theatre at Home to give you access to content online during the NT’s closure at this difficult time. A selection of much-loved National Theatre Live shows will be streamed on YouTube every week, free for everyone. One Man, Two Guvnors, Jane Eyre, Treasure Island and Twelfth Night are the first four titles.