Treasure Island on tour in the North East

Published: 1 December 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Treasure Island

Sunderland-based Theatre Space North East is to tour its latest family production, Treasure Island, around the North East in December.

The company is best known for its Plays in the Parks season of free outdoor Shakespeare performances which have taken over green spaces in Sunderland every summer for over a decade but its Christmas shows are a relatively new addition and began with an immersive retelling of A Christmas Carol in the Great Hall of the Castle Keep in Newcastle in 2018.

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale has been specially adapted by local writers for this tour and features all of the memorable parts with Theatre Space’s own unique twists. Brave Jane Hawkins is in search of the dastardly pirate Captain Flint's treasure, said to be buried somewhere on the fabled Treasure Island. Along the way, she encounters a menagerie of colourful characters and seafaring scallywags, all of whom wouldn't mind a slice of the pirate's bounty.

Funding from the Cultural Recovery Fund has helped to fund this production, allowing the company to keep ticket prices capped at £10 for adults and £8 for concessions and emergency services personnel, ensuring affordable, accessible theatre is available to all.

Treasure Island will visit:

The Bike Garden, Newcastle (Outdoor performances. Please dress appropriately.)
Thursday 9 December at 6:00 & 8:00

Jarrow Hall
Friday 10 December at 6:00 & 8:00

St Pauls Church, County Durham
Saturday 11 December at 6:00 & 8:00

St Andrew's Church, Sunderland
Tuesday 14 December at 6:00 & 8:00

Hexham Abbey (Outdoor performances. Please dress appropriately.)
Wednesday 15 December at 6:00 & 8:00

Locomotion, Shildon
Thursday 16 December at 6:00 & 8:00

Trimdon Village Hall, Trimdon Station
Friday 17 December at 6:00 & 8:00

Seghill Community Centre, Cramlington
Saturday 18 December at 6:00 & 8:00

Hedley Hall, Hebburn
Monday 20 December at 6:00 & 8:00

Emma Hall, Ryton
Tuesday 21 December at 6:00 & 8:00

St Andrew's Church, Sunderland
Wednesday 22 December at 6:00 & 8:00

The Greenhills Centre, Durham
Thursday 23 December at 11:00 & 2:00

All tickets must be booked in advance through Ticketsource except for The Greenhills Centre shows (phone 01429 820214).