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Treasure Island – Altrincham Garrick Playhouse
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Treasure Island – Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

As an Easter Holiday child friendly show, the Garrick has produced a version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island.  This version adapted by the well-respected Bryony Lavery was first produced in 2014.  The basic plot remains the same, but Lavery has taken liberties with both characters and sections of the story.  Jim Hawkins is now female, Jim has a grandmother not parents, characters are missing, new characters are inserted, and the fate of several characters is altered.  The problem with doing this is that while the play bears some resemblance to the original it should be referred to as the Alternative Treasure Island.  Jim and her grandmother run the Admiral Benbow Inn in Black Cove.  One night a man arrives with his sea chest and takes a...
Greenwich Theatre Announces 2024 in-house productions
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Greenwich Theatre Announces 2024 in-house productions

The premieres of four new Greenwich Theatre productions are announced today. In its 2024 season, the company will present Greenwich Theatre productions of Bryony Lavery’s Frozen and Jez Butterworth’s The River alongside new family shows Beauty and the Beast in the summer and Dick Whittington and his Cat premiering for Christmas 2024. Greenwich Theatre’s 2024 productions feature acclaimed actors including Kerrie Taylor (Hollyoaks, Where The Heart Is, The Bay), Paul McGann (Withnail and I, Doctor Who, Luther), and James Bradshaw (Endeavour, Hollyoaks) whilst emerging talent is propelled behind the scenes including Beauty and the Beast writing duo Sidonie Welton and Brad Tutt. • Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival (29th March – 14th April 2024) in its 17th year • Bryony Lavery’s F...