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Children’s classic comes to the Playhouse Theatre

HOBART Repertory Theatre is geared up and ready to delight children and adults alike this winter with its production of the classic high-seas adventure ‘Treasure Island’, adapted by Bryony Lavery from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel.

The coming-of-age story follows Jim Hawkins, an inn keeper’s boy whose adventure starts after meeting Billy Bones, an old sailor with a secret map.

This map leads Jim and his companions on a high-stakes quest to uncover the treasure hidden by fabled pirate Captain Flint.

Director CJ Bowers has a long history with this classic tale and said he was “thrilled” to bring it to life.

“Treasure Island is a wonderful text to bring to the stage, particularly for a younger audience,” he said.

“It is filled with thrilling sword fights, colourful characters and a talking parrot to boot.

“With the experience and skill of designer William Dowd, this production captures the sweeping extravaganza of life on the high seas, exotic tropical islands and the hunt for buried treasure.”

The talented cast features Katrina Green in the central character of Jim Hawkins, with Jeff Keogh playing the part of villainous Long John Silver.

They are ably supported by a large cast including Steven Jones, Jen Makin, Michael Hanlon, Matt Dobson, Tai Gardner, Brendon Flynn, Sera Goldstone, Lillie Mcnamara and many more.

Directed by CJ Bowers and with a stunning set by renowned Tasmanian designer William Dowd, Treasure Island is a must-see event.

Treasure Island will be showing at the Playhouse Theatre, Bathurst Street, Hobart from 28 June to 20 July 2019.

Performances are evening: 7pm Thursday – Saturday; matinees: 2pm Wednesday 10 and 17 and Saturday 20 July, and 3:30pm Sun 7 and 14 July.

Book at www.playhouse.org.au or phone 6234 1536.

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Playhouse Box Office, 11am-2pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Sunday.

Caption: Treasure Island cast practice their swashbuckling technique at a recent rehearsal.