The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has today released rehearsal images of their festive production of Treasure Island, which runs at the theatre from Monday 20 November 2023 – Wednesday 6 January 2024, with a press night on Wednesday 22 November.
Alan Pollock returns to write his fourth festive production for the Cotswolds venue, which is described as ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean meets Fisherman’s Friends’, having previously written their acclaimed productions of A Christmas Carol, The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella and The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story is brought to life in a festive twist of fun, foot tapping mayhem and sea shanties galore! The Barn’s Christmas extravaganza will be a rip-roaring, thrilling feast of swaggering pirates, X marks the spot, a chattering parrot, mutiny on the high seas and pieces of eight “yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum” style. The perfect Christmas treat for all the family.
Directed by Bryan Hodgson (Murder For Two, The Importance of Being Earnest), who recently directed the theatre’s acclaimed production of Private Lives, the new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story will also feature original music by composer Lee Freeman and lyricist Mark Anderson, design by Alfie Heywood and lighting design by Alex Musgrave.
The full cast for Treasure Island will comprise of Oliver Nazareth Aston (The Gunpowder Plot) as The Doctor, George Evans (The Merry Wives of Windsor) as Long John Silver, Olivia Rose Deane (Sweeney Todd) as Lennie, Sam Denia (Murder For Two – Barn Theatre, The Ladykillers) as Billy and The Squire, Reuben Greeph (David Copperfield – Barn Theatre, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club) as Musical Director and ‘as cast’, Georgia Leila Stoller (Julie the Musical) as Mrs Hawkins and Jenn and Elliot Gooch (Grease) as Jim.
Since launching in 2018, the Barn Theatre has gained national recognition having produced over 20 Built by Barn shows and being awarded The Stage Awards’ Best Fringe Theatre of the Year Award 2019. The theatre is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary with a season that has included world premieres of Simon Reade’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Waiting For Anya, Jonathan Lynn’s final instalment of his classic series I’m Sorry Prime Minister, I Can’t Quite Remember, as well as a reimagined revival production of the musical Once.
More information can be found at www.barntheatre.org.uk