Treasure Island

Photograph: Max Alexander

Photograph: Max Alexander

Production details

  • Venue
  • King's Head Theatre
  • Production company
  • Hidden Pearl Productions
  • Performance dates
  • 13 Dec 2007–13 Jan 2008
  • Written by
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Adapted & directed by
  • Chris Pickles
  • Composer & musical supervisor
  • Paul Knight
  • Associate director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Set design
  • Norman Coates
  • Costume design
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Lighting design
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Musical director
  • Stephen Daltry
  • Sound effects design
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Choreography
  • Kate Tydman
  • Producer
  • Crispin Harris
  • Production manager
  • Bob Duffy
  • Stage manager
  • Debbie Waters
  • Puppets made by
  • Scott Brooker
  • General management
  • Stars + Angels
  • Press
  • Target Live
  • Production photography
  • Max Alexander

Cast

  • Rafe Beckley
  • Stephen Daltry
  • David Levine
  • Asa Joel
  • Richard Stemp

Synopsis

Treasure Island: Parrots of the Caribbean

Hidden Pearl Productions presents The Company of Actors in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, the classic tale of pirates, treachery and adventure, re-invented as a surreal physical comedy. Audience participation, mayhem and mirth as The Company of Actors romp their whacky way towards Captain Flint’s buried treasure.

Pickles grabs gags of a cartoon consistency where he can, and the more ridiculous and irreverent of them work beautifully. So too does the show’s sense of danger. Asa Joel handles his slew of parts manfully, and Rafe Beckley is a real find as gnarled, salty seadogs, Flint and Silver.
— Time Out