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Treasure Island

Treasure Island,
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island’s original gives us a boy’s own story of excitement danger and resolution. Bryony Lavery and Polly Findlay’s Treasure Island however turns out to be something a little bit different in that Jim Hawkins, cabin boy and the book’s narrator has become a girl and so too Dr Livesey and various other crew members of the Hispaniola, bound for treasure island with Long John Silver, Capt Flint his parrot and the rest.
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