A CLASSIC children’s tale from English literature comes to the Kenton Theatre next when Cambridge Touring Theatre presents Treasure Island,
A CLASSIC children’s tale from English literature comes to the Kenton Theatre next when Cambridge Touring Theatre presents Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure story of pirates and treasure.
This brand new version for families takes the form of a musical that includes music and songs, with audience participation actively encouraged by the performers.
A new character Red Ruth is introduced who, along with young Jim, finds a map and sets sail for an island to find the treasure. Along the way they learn important lessons about loyalty and friendship.
Cambridge Touring Theatre has been performing professionally all over the country since 2000. This show features six actors, a musician and a colourful stage which turns — as if by magic — into inns, ports, ships and islands. The performers, all trained actors with experience in family events, play with the original story and bring it to life with song and dance.
The group is headed by Rosie Humphreys, who moved to Cambridge after working with English National Opera in London. She admits to having a “passionate commitment” to introducing theatre to families, after watching the joy that live theatre brought to her own children.
The show is suitable for all ages. There will be two performances on Sunday, May 26 at 11am and 2.30pm. Box office (01491) 575698 or visit www.kentontheatre.co.uk