Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Treasure This Adventure

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Treasure This Adventure

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Byline: By Alison Carr

Treasure island

Theatre Royal until Sat, April 2

With quite a reputation preceding them, the multi-awarding-winning Wee Stories return to the Theatre Royal this week with their critically-acclaimed adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

I know what you're thinking - isn't that a children's show? I would like to tell you yes, I am too old for such swashbuckling malarkey and it was the glowing reviews alone that made me want to go along.

To be honest, though, it all sounded entertaining and the promise of `bloodthirsty pirate scenes' was too much for me to resist.

In this well-known adventure our hero Jim Hawkins joins the crew of the Hispaniola in search of Captain Flint's long buried treasure. Sadly it's not all sea shanties and pieces of eight for young Jim when he overhears a plot of mutiny by the ship's one-legged cook Long John Silver and his marauding band of grumbling cut-throats. …

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