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Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Toby Hulse
Original music by Simon Slater

"The Watermill excels and amazes with another fantastic production.." The Stage

"...don't miss this sparkling adventure." The British Theatre Guide

"...brimming with thrills, spills, derring-do and festive sparkle." The Newbury Weekly News

"...excitement, spectacle, music and opportunity for spectators to become involved." The Oxford Times

Thu 25 Nov 2010 - Sun 02 Jan 2011

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Shiver me timbers, landlubbers, pin back your ears and I’ll tell you a tale of mysterious strangers, mutinous pirates and buried treasure. Come aboard the good ship Hispaniola with me, cabin boy Jim Hawkins, and we’ll sail across the seas on the hunt for Captain Flint’s hidden gold. We’ll outwit that old seadog, the notorious pirate Long John Silver and his madcap crew, but watch out for the black spot!

Calling pirate girls and boys everywhere, heave-ho me hearties, we’re off on an action-packed, exciting, adventure!  Don't forget to throw on your pirate costume and join in with the fun.

£10.50, £15.50 and £17.50

Suitable for age 4 upwards
Please note, no babies or children under 3 will be admitted into the auditorium.

Performance Running Times
First Act:         55 mins
Interval:          20 mins
Second Act:   50 mins

Hoist the Jolly Roger, anchor your galleon in the river and outwit the fearsome feathered foes roaming the balmy isle of Bagnor. Make your way to The Watermill galley, leave your cutlass at the door and, for a few golden doubloons, you can fill your belly with edible treasure.
For pirates who come to the matinée - £4.95 and for the same amount their adult captors can feast on a cream tea before they’re made to walk the plank!

The Cast
Emily Butterfield
       Emily/Jim Hawkins
Howard Coggins       Dr Livesey
Patrick Driver            Long John Silver
Nicholas Goode        Captain Smollett
Morgan Philpott        Ben Gunn
Katherine Toy           Jim's Mother


Performance Times
Thursday 25 Nov:  10.30am and 7pm
Friday 26 Nov: 10.30am and 2.30pm

Saturdays: 2.30pm and 7pm

Monday 29 Nov to Thurs 16 Dec: 10.30am and 2.30pm

Friday 17 Dec: 10.30am and 7pm

Monday 20 Dec to Thurs 23 Dec: 2.30pm and 7pm
Monday 27 Dec to Thurs 30 Dec: 2.30pm and 7pm

Friday 24 Dec: 10.30am and 2.30pm

Friday 31 Dec and Sunday 2 Jan: 1pm and 5pm

Sat 1 Jan: 2.30pm and 7pm

Directed by Robin Belfield
Designed by Hayley Grindle
Lighting designed by Mark Dymock
Sound designed by Peter Rice