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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

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Expect treasure and treachery as a classic novel is adapted by a critically acclaimed theatre company.

The Pantaloons are to perform Treasure Island at Lyveden New Bield in Oundle, on Saturday August 8.

It features just three actors playing all the characters – including the infamous Long John Silver.

This unforgettable show from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company will thrill adventure-seekers of all ages.

Jim Hawkins spins his yarn of plotting pirates and potty parrots as he is whisked away from his home on a voyage to an island where danger lurks around every corner and revenge comes with a capital “arr”!

The Pantaloons are known for their anarchic retellings of classic works of literature.

“We cannot wait for audiences to see our take on Treasure Island,” said writer and director Mark Hayward.

“We’ve got music, audience interaction, swordfights and all the mayhem you’d expect from just three actors playing twenty characters!”

“We characterise our work as post-modern folk theatre.

“We take well-loved tales and give them a contemporary twist, making them accessible for new audiences and showing seasoned fans something that they perhaps had not seen in them before.”

The Pantaloons have picked up plenty of loyal followers and a lot of critical acclaim and have quickly become one of the country’s most prolific touring companies – and even they’re not entirely sure how and when that happened.

“We seem to have even slipped under our own radar,” says Hayward.

The show starts at 6pm and tickets cost between £6 and £12.50

To book visit www.
nationaltrust.or.g.uk/
lyveden-new-bield/ or by calling 01832 205358.