Monday, April 22

Tag: Euan Tanna-Fenton

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...