On Saturday the 16th of July, the Lewes Drama Collective’s Youth Group will be performing a family favourite story at the All Saints Centre.
From 4pm, our Youth Group sets sail to proudly takes us on a skullduggery and gold-digging journey with beloved characters from Treasure Island!
“Hit Ahoy! Treasure Island is the answer to every adventure-starved child’s prayers: a racy, pacy, tough-as-old-boots adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling classic.”
Our brave cast will present a breathtaking yarn of piracy on the high seas aboard the good ship Hispaniola. The fantastic stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenon’s literary classic by Ken Ludwig begins at an inn on the Devon coast of England in 1775 where young Jim Hawkins longs for adventure.
Audience members will follow Jim as he searches for a treasure chest and fights off the most infamous pirates of all time, including Black Dog, Anne Bonney, and the foulest of them all, Blind Pew. Jim meets unusual characters along the way, including Long John Silver!
“Adapted with savvy showmanship by playwright Ken Ludwig … the show could usefully serve many youngsters as an introduction to the magic of live theater.”
This is a story about the heart, a story about a boy growing up and a story about us all finding out who we are. So be sure to sharpen your cutlasses and don your eye patches for this will surely be an event to remember!
For those not brave enough to come and see it, it’s the long walk off a very short plank for ye!
These productions will be presented on stage in Lewes, East Sussex at the wonderful multi-purpose community venue, the All Saints Centre, which is easy to get to by public transport (Southern Railway, Brighton & Hove Buses and other local bus companies) as well as invaluable community transport on routes between Eastbourne, Seaford, Haywards Heath, Newhaven, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Brighton and London.
On behalf of the Lewes Drama Collective, the directors and cast members wish to thank everyone involved, including the invaluable voluntary team members, parents of our talented production participants, the venue and fantastic staff, East Sussex County Council and the Lewes Tourist Information Centre.
We look forward to announcing news of our next shows in due course and welcome those who’d like to try their hand at anything on or off stage – please note that we will be casting for our main Winter productions before the summer holidays begin.