It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out and Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger.
At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.
This sets the scene for Treasure Island, the Robert Louis Stevenson classic story of murder, money and mutiny which is now playing at the Olivier Theatre in London – and is to be screened to cinemas in the UK and internationally by National Theatre Live next Thursday.
Locally, Treasure Island will be shown from 7pm at Lynn’s Majestic, the Hollywood at Fakenham, Westacre Theatre, Light at Wisbech and also the Luxe at Wisbech.
This new adaptation is by Bryony Lavery, directed by Polly Findlay and designed by Lizzie Clachan.
The cast includes Patsy Ferran as Jim, Arthur Darvill as Long John Silver, Paul Dodds as Captain Smollett, Nick Fletcher as Squire Trelawney, Joshua James as Ben Gunn and Daniel Coonan as Black Dog.
Running time for Treasure Island is approximately two-and-a-half hours, including an interval; for further details, ticket details and bookings, contact the cinemas.
Treasure Island is playing in the Olivier Theatre until Wednesday, April 8, and is suitable for those aged 10 years and over.