Treasure Island (Le Navet Bete stage version)

Cast: 4m doubling (or a mixed cast playing 26 characters)

Staging: Multiple locations (can be simply, and inventively, staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848429833Publication Date:
10 Dec 2020
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788503518Publication Date:
10 Dec 2020
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First Staged:
Le Navet Bete, 2019

Treasure Island (Le Navet Bete stage version)

By Le Navet Bete and John Nicholson Original author Robert Louis Stevenson

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Fourteen-year-old Jim Hawkins is serving ale in The Admiral Benbow Inn – when suddenly the door slams open and in strides Billy Bones, the infamous pirate, to change Jim's life forever…

Soon, Jim finds himself on board The Jolly Todger and setting sail on the high seas. Alongside him, the crew includes Captain Birdseye, Black Dog, Blue Peter, the one-legged Long John Silver, and a parrot called Alexa – and their destination: a mysterious tropical paradise in the Caribbean named Treasure Island. Or Skeleton Island. Depends who you ask.

This riotously chaotic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved Treasure Island is a collaboration between John Nicholson (The Hound of the Baskervilles) and the physical-comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete, with their four actors playing dozens of characters.

Following the company's hilarious, hit adaptations of Dracula: The Bloody Truth and The Three Musketeers, it premiered at the Plymouth Athenaeum in 2019, and in a Black Spot-defying production at the Exeter Northcott Theatre in 2020, before touring nationally.

If you're looking for a rip-roaring, swashbuckling, family-friendly retelling of a classic story to perform with your theatre company or drama group, then X marks this spot.

The music by Peter Coyte that was used in the original production by Le Navet Bete is also available for license.

Press Quotes

'A ripping good yarn with an abundance of theatrical surprises'

The Stage

'Batten down the hatches for breakneck and breathless barrels of laugh-out-loud hilarity'

British Theatre Guide

'Great fun... a version of Stevenson's novel that not only entertains, it refreshes the narrative for a modern audience'

The Reviews Hub

Cast: 4m doubling (or a mixed cast playing 26 characters)

Staging:Multiple locations (can be simply, and inventively, staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848429833Publication Date:
10 Dec 2020
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788503518Publication Date:
10 Dec 2020
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Le Navet Bete:

Dracula: The Bloody Truth
The Three Musketeers (stage version)

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Also by John Nicholson:

The Three Musketeers (stage version)
Dracula: The Bloody Truth
The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary
The Hound of the Baskervilles (stage version)

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Also by Robert Louis Stevenson:

Jekyll & Hyde
Treasure Island (Stuart Paterson stage version)
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)

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