Row, row, row your boats, quickly ‘cross the sea,
Off to find the treasure chest – a pirate’s life for me!
Bath Drama’s winter show will be Treasure Island! The famous tale as you’ve never seen it before.
‘RL Stevenson’s rollicking adventure yarn featuring Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver, Blind Pew, Ben Gunn et al., brought to vivid life by the team of Claire Wright, Richard Hales, & Mike Hogan.
Young Jim and his Mum Harriet find Captain Flint’s map and aided by Squire Trelawney and his daughter Polly set sail in Captain Smollett’s ship to retrieve the treasure. But he is pursued by Flint’s vindictive spirit, and assorted cut-throats, including the infamous Long John silver.
A feast of fun and adventure, fast-paced, and with “ha-hars” galore!’
Jim Hawkins – Principal boy, son of the Dame. In love with Polly. A bright, honest character.
Dame Harriet Hawkins – Dame. Owns the Admiral Benbow Inn. Terrible flirt, very over-the-top.
Polly Trelawney – A sweet, good-natured and intelligent girl.
Squire Trelawney – Good, rich, landed gentry. Bit of a ‘nice but dim’ character.
Sam – Comedy duo
Ella – Comedy duo
Captain Flint – A very melodramatic and evil character.
Long John Silver – Captain of the Pirates. A significant and pivotal role.
Blind Pew – Second in command, blind, sarcastic and clever.
Billy Bones – An old sea dog, dramatic.
Ben Gunn – A pirate who has been marooned on the island for years, talks to the animals.
There is also a large selection of ‘chorus’ members, made up of inn regulars, pirates and animals.
There is plenty of opportunity to double up in parts and plenty of lines for all involved.
I’ve not specified ages or sexes, as in true pantomime style, the parts can be mixed up and very non-traditional.
There are some fantastic musical numbers, some great costumes and some really great lines. The show will be great fun for all involved.
Auditions will be held on Monday the 17th and Wednesday the 19th July in the Bath Drama Hut, Vane Street at 19.30
If you’d like to be considered but can’t make these dates, please email the director at kirsty.r.
Rehearsals will start mid-October and will be Wednesday and Sunday afternoons until January. Show dates are the 17th – 21st January 2018.